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

Partner Profile: Jackson National Life Insurance Company

August 30, 2012 10:41 pm

During the 2011/12 school year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.’s dedicated force of 4,730 volunteers inspired and empowered 105,354 students in 494 schools in Metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Wyoming to own their future economic success. On average, JA students showed a 25% knowledge gain in the area of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. None of… Read More

Winning Student Companies Named at JA Business Week

August 30, 2012 8:51 am

06/18/2012 During JA Business Week (June 10 to 15), students competed on Apprentice-style projects for Jamba Juice, State Farm Insurance, and the Microsoft Store (see details about projects here). On the last day of camp, students presented their projects to a panel of volunteer judges from the local business community.  Projects were rated on a… Read More

Beyond the Summer Job: Creating Experiences with Lasting Benefits for Teens

August 30, 2012 8:51 am

07/06/2012 School is out and summer jobs are in. But are they? Unfortunately, the job market for teens has nearly evaporated in the past decade. Once a time to get work experience and extra cash, teens manned cash registers and mowed lawns during summer break. Today, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of… Read More

Junior Achievement Receives $50,000 from the Walmart Foundation to Assist with Preparing and Inspiring Young People to Thrive in the 21st Century Workplace

August 30, 2012 8:50 am

07/20/2012 Junior Achievement received a $50,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation to assist with providing JA’s proven programs to middle and high school students in low income schools throughout Colorado. The grant – which was given through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – supports JA classroom programs that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and… Read More

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