10-year partnership between volunteer & teacher

January 2, 2013 9:41 pm

JA Volunteer Tom Bolin has been partnering with the same teacher since 2002. Tom was initially introduced to JA and Mr. Schell through his job with the McDonald’s Corporation and what began as a one time event has turned into a decade long partnership. “I have a great relationship with Mr. Schell and it’s easy… Read More

Partner Profile: FirstBank

December 19, 2012 9:57 pm

JA is grateful to have had a long-standing partnership with FirstBank, a dedicated supporter of our mission to inspire and prepare young people to embrace free enterprise and succeed in a global economy. FirstBank has raised and contributed over $1.2 million to JA since the 2000/01 school year, making the bank our largest business supporter…. Read More

Monfort College of Business & JA Support Young Business Leaders

December 17, 2012 9:04 pm

There’s a good reason the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado will once again be the Video Vignette sponsor of the Junior Achievement Colorado Business Hall of Fame on January 31 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center. “Like the Monfort College of Business, Junior Achievement grooms the business leaders of… Read More

Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Prepare and Inspiring Wyoming Students

December 11, 2012 5:03 pm

Junior Achievement (JA) received a $25,000 contribution to assist with providing JA’s proven programs to middle and high school students in Wyoming schools. The grant – which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – supports JA classroom programs that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. “This… Read More

“After the first time volunteering, I was hooked”

December 9, 2012 10:26 pm

Paul Natale has been an entrepreneur, has worked in the private industry, and in both city and state government, drawing from his diverse backgrounds to ease the minds of students.  “This shows that there are many roads to happiness in the workforce.  When students realize that there are many career paths and the first one… Read More

kigo footwear December Gratitude & Giving Program Supports JA

December 5, 2012 11:46 pm

kigo footwear, minimalist shoes for the barefoot lifestyle, is celebrating the 2012 holiday season focused on gratitude and giving. During the months of November and December, the company is donating a portion of all online sales to a nonprofit that is making a difference through its efforts to keep people healthy and empowered. Between December… Read More

Immerse yourself in all that Junior Achievement has to offer

November 26, 2012 9:44 pm

I first encountered the Junior Achievement programs through several business courses at Mountain Vista High School. The knowledge I acquired in these courses, and the love I developed for business, allowed me to start my first company. From there, my new-found admiration led me to San Diego State University, where I am currently pursuing a… Read More

The students weren’t the only ones that learned

November 20, 2012 10:39 pm

By Adam Wise, George Washington High School student and son of JA President & CEO Robin Wise What an amazing experience! I recently taught Junior Achievement (JA) Our City to first graders at Montclair Elementary School. As a high school student, it was an amazing experience to have that big of an impact on my… Read More

JA Finance Park gave students a taste of the real world

November 20, 2012 9:16 pm

By Allyson Espinal, Public Relations Officer at Rangeview High School On November 12, 2012, all DECA students, in addition to Mrs. Franklin’s Accounting class, and Mr. Campo’s class had the opportunity to attend the JA Finance Park at the American Furniture Warehouse in Thornton, Colorado. Every student had been preparing to attend the park since September,… Read More

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

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