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

JA Receives Colorado Top Company Award

October 1, 2012 7:35 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) was named Top Company in the nonprofit category by ColoradoBiz Magazine. The Top Company Awards program, now in its 25th year, is widely regarded as Colorado’s most competitive statewide business-excellence program. JA also achieved this honor in 2008 and was a Top Company finalist in 2011. Winners in 14 industry… Read More

2013 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Inductees

September 24, 2012 5:37 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the 2013 inductees into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame representing the Colorado’s most distinguished business leaders from the past and present. “Inclusion in the Colorado Business Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of success and recognition,” said Chris Harr,… Read More

“My contributions have been worthwhile”

September 24, 2012 3:02 pm

One of the newest members of the JA Apple Society is Brent Geist, dedicated volunteer from FirstBank, who has been giving his time to help high school students since 2007. Last year alone, Brent taught a JA Careers with a Purpose program at CEC Middle College (Denver high school); coached two different schools on the… Read More

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