Partner Profile: Encana

March 28, 2013 3:37 pm

Encana, a leading North American energy producer, has a strong community investment program.  Since 2003, Encana has donated more than $540,000 to help JA inspire students to get excited about their futures and equip them with the skills necessary to be successful and part of a skilled and sustainable workforce. In addition, more than 300… Read More

Denver-area Junior Achievement students feel more confident and better equipped than their peers to own their financial futures

March 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and The Allstate Foundation’s 2013 Teens and Personal Finance Poll shows that teenagers are more optimistic about their financial futures, with a 20 percent increase in teens believing they will be financially better off than their parents. However, part of their financial security comes from depending on parents until a later… Read More

JA & Microsoft Help Prepare Colorado Students for the World of Work

March 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Junior Achievement (JA) and Microsoft announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help local students explore careers in the technology hardware and software industries. Through Microsoft YouthSpark, an increased number of local JA middle and high school students will participate in the JA Job ShadowTM program, including teacher-led classroom instruction… Read More

Volunteer Profile: Frank Pulley

March 24, 2013 7:59 pm

When Frank Pulley sold his business in 2006, he had some free time and his friend suggested that he volunteer for JA.  It turned out to be a great fit!  In the past seven years, Frank has taught over 250 students, but his goal is to teach 1,000 students or more! He has developed long-term… Read More

Fogo de Chão dinner fundraiser for Junior Achievement

March 21, 2013 7:34 pm

Join us on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fogo de Chão for an unforgettable dining experience that supports Junior Achievement (JA). A special $50 menu is being offered and 100% of the dinner package is donated back to JA. Take advantage of this offer to plan the perfect date, family… Read More

“I am really glad I have this program on my resume!”

March 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Last summer I got involved in the JA Business Week, and I am truly happy I did. My favorite part of this camp was the real aspect of it! Being a first year student, I was placed into a team with nine other students (from all over Colorado) to work on a real advertising campaign… Read More

State Farm® grant helps bring financial education programs to local classrooms

March 21, 2013 3:04 pm

State Farm has awarded a $25,000 grant to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA).  The funds will be used to implement financial education curriculum in classrooms throughout Denver, Northern Colorado and Eastern Wyoming. State Farm has a long history of supporting JA’s mission through both funds and volunteers.  Over the past decade, State Farm volunteers have generously… Read More

Add Your JA Volunteer Experience to Your LinkedIn Profile, It’s Easy!

March 13, 2013 10:04 pm

Want to add your Junior Achievement volunteer experience to your LinkedIn profile?  It’s quick and easy. Just follow the three steps below and copy and paste the text below that you wish to choose. 1)     Go to Profile, Edit Profile 2)     Look on right hand side and click the + next to Volunteer Experience 3)    … Read More

Partner Profile: Prologis

March 5, 2013 3:45 pm

JA is celebrating our partnership with Prologis, a company that is dedicated to preserving the American spirit through JA’s educational programs for young people.  Prologis recently announced a $100,000 gift to JA in honor of Walt Rakowich’s retirement. As Prologis’ long-time leader, Walt leaves a legacy of not only taking the real estate investment trust… Read More

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