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

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

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