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



“I got a taste of the real world”

March 4, 2013 4:28 pm

In November 2012, I was afforded the opportunity to attend JA Finance Park. The experience I gained from the event was invaluable. When I (along with the rest of Rangeview High School’s business students) arrived, we were given packets with a random life scenario. For example, I was a 25 year old male with no… Read More



Partner Profile: SM Energy

February 28, 2013 10:21 pm

SM Energy is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in onshore North America.  SM Energy is also an incredible supporter of Junior Achievement and the students in our community who aspire to achieve the American Dream. Over the past seven… Read More



Volunteer Profile: Jose Amaya

February 28, 2013 9:40 pm

Jose Amaya of JE Dunn began his involvement with Junior Achievement 17 years ago in Kansas City, MO.  He saw it as a way to give back to his community.  Jose has since continued to volunteer with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. focusing on the Hispanic Initiative. This JA Hispanic Initiative was launched in 2006 to… Read More



Student Company Success: Combine Columbine

February 28, 2013 9:20 pm

Columbine High School, participating for the second year with The FIRE Within, a youth entrepreneurship program in partnership with Junior Achievement and the Second Wind Fund, ratcheted their business plan up a notch with a goal to increase the reach of their “Living United” message to teens across the state of Colorado.  The mission of the Combine… Read More



“I knew that I would be successful from all the learning”

February 8, 2013 5:08 pm

I was once a regular old student at Aurora Hills Middle School. I’d come every morning to afternoon filling my head with learning almost a perfunctory for me. I’d come home and would be oblivious to my future, I wouldn’t even think about what I might do for a job. I only paid my utmost… Read More



9Who Care Award Recipient & JA Volunteer: Leroy Holm

February 4, 2013 4:52 pm

When Leroy Holm was asked sixteen years ago if he wanted to be a JA Volunteer he raised his hand and said “yes.” And he has been volunteering with JA ever since! As a volunteer he has taught in more than 50 classes and impacted hundreds of kids in Weld and Larimer Counties. When asked… Read More



Accenture grant supports new work readiness program

January 15, 2013 8:42 pm

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)  has awarded Junior Achievement (JA) with a grant of US $1.1 million to develop a new work readiness program that will enable high school students across the United States to gain the skills necessary to secure employment and build a successful long-term career. During its first year of implementation, the program is… Read More





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