“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

Volunteer Inspires Latino Students to Pursue Dreams

August 8, 2012 11:09 pm

Rocio Acosta is a dynamic Hispanic community member as well as an active Junior Achievement volunteer. An avid supporter of education of young Latinos, she believes education is crucial for them to get ahead and be successful.  Junior Achievement has given Rocio the opportunity to teach students about personal financial literacy and how education will… Read More

Grants Received from Xcel Energy & The UPS Foundation

August 2, 2012 9:24 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. received a $25,000 grant from Xcel Energy and a $7,500 grant from The UPS Foundation.  The grants will fund JA’s work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs. Xcel Energy invests in it’s local communities with grants, charitable contributions and volunteer time.  Through its focus area grants, they support nonprofit organizations like Junior Achievement that improve science, technology, engineering, economics… Read More

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