See the difference you can make in a young person’s life

November 19, 2012 8:12 pm

Joe Acker was the first in his family to graduate with a college degree, and understands first hand the hard work, discipline and eventual rewards of investing in higher education. Joe is now a successful Accounting Manager, and in 2002 he decided that he wanted to “pay-it-forward” and get involved in an organization that was… Read More

2013 Fiscal Fitness Workshop: Jan. 25 & 26

November 14, 2012 5:42 pm

The FREE workshop you can’t afford to miss! January 25 & 26, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition offers this FREE, 2-day workshop to help you build knowledge about personal finance. This critical economic and personal finance content will help you improve your own financial… Read More

Teams Test Their Investing Mettle

November 6, 2012 3:44 pm

The energy of 1,200 students from 40 Colorado high schools nearly blew the roof off the DU Cable Center during the 2012 JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by The Allstate Foundation last week. Students got some hands on experience with investment strategies, carefully playing the game in order to win. To achieve success, they applied… Read More

New tool to help you remember JA on Colorado Gives Day

November 5, 2012 6:47 pm

Tuesday, December 4 is Colorado Gives Day, presented by the Community First Foundation and FirstBank. With your help, we have a goal of raising $40,000 to support important programs like JA Finance Park. When you make your gift to JA on Colorado Gives Day: 100% of your donation goes to JA The value of your donation will be… Read More

JA and Teach for America Announce National Partnership

November 1, 2012 9:53 pm

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and Teach For America today announced a new national partnership. The collaboration will tap into the expertise of both organizations to increase access to Junior Achievement’s work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs for kindergarten through high school students, with a focus on reaching at-risk youth. Through the partnership, Teach For America… Read More

Economy and Jobs Are Teens’ Top Concerns This Election

October 24, 2012 2:58 pm

Although they can’t cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election, teens ages 14 to 17 are paying attention to what the candidates are saying—and aren’t saying. A new national survey finds the presidential election is top-of-mind for today’s youth, and, domestic issues top their list of concerns. Click here for detailed survey results.

JA Inspiration Scholarship Recipient Honored as Outstanding Youth

October 23, 2012 9:52 pm

Briana Johnson, a recent graduate of Aurora’s Gateway High School, will be recognized for her work as a social entrepreneur for National Philanthropy Day in Colorado on November 9.  In addition to the recognition,  Briana will receive a $3,000 scholarship for college or post-secondary education. Over the years, Briana participated in several Junior Achievement (JA) programs that opened… Read More

“Money and finance are scary mysteries to many”

October 22, 2012 9:15 pm

By Jim Crompton, JA Apple Society Member I have worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years and still feel that money and finance are scary mysteries to many (young and old alike!). I wanted to find a way to make the financial world more accessible and exciting to everyone. I started… Read More

First JA Inspiration Reception for Northern Colorado/Wyoming

October 20, 2012 5:18 pm

The first ever JA Inspiration Reception for the Northern Colorado/Wyoming District was held on September 19, 2012.   It was an exciting and delightful evening of inspiration and recognition.  Larry Kendall, Author/Teacher at Ninja Selling and Co-Founder and Past Chairman Emeritus at The Group, Inc. gave a keynote address, “Fueling Our Economic Future.”  Larry shared inspiring… Read More

Igniting the American Spirit

October 1, 2012 10:56 pm

In 2010, JA launched a three-year demonstration project thanks to the significant financial support from Adolph Coors Foundation, Anschutz Foundation, Daniels Fund, CenturyLink, Newmont Mining Corporation, Suncor, and Walmart Foundation. Igniting the American Spirit (Ignite) saturates five low-income feeder systems with classroom programs and enriching capstone experiences like Young Ameritowne, JA Finance Park and JA Business… Read More

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