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October 3, 2019

JA Programming at Denver Startup Week Empowers Young Minds, Provides Fulfilling Experience for Volunteers

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week. One of the highlights of the week was the Denver Startup Week Youth Pass – Early...

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Douglas County Educator Empowers Colleagues to Achieve Their Classroom Goals with JA

Brittany Kinder with Summit View Elementary School students Brittany Kinder has been passionate about experiential learning all throughout her 18-year career with Douglas County School District. She became a fifth...

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September 20, 2019

JA Student Entrepreneurs Take Home $100,000 Grand Prize at Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition

Two JA students brought home the grand prize at Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Competition on Thursday evening, winning a package including cash, products, and services valued at $100,000. High school...

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September 18, 2019

Junior Achievement Welcomes Kelly Latterman as Routt County District Manager

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain is thrilled to welcome Kelly Latterman as its new District Manager for Routt County.  A Steamboat resident, Latterman will work directly with local schools and oversee Junior...

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September 13, 2019

Twenty-five years of leadership and learning with JA-Rocky Mountain Executive Vice President, Kristi Shaffer

Kristi Shaffer, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) Executive Vice President, wakes up every morning at 4. She’s the first to arrive at her workout class, then she walks into the...

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September 9, 2019

Meet the young entrepreneurs giving adults a run for their money

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week, weeklong event promoting innovation through workshops, presentations, sessions, networking and more. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA)...

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August 15, 2019

Elijah’s Story

JA alumnus Elijah Janello says he owes a big portion of his success and his current role with Land Title Guarantee Company to JA. Prior to participating in JA, Elijah...

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August 6, 2019

Keeping Their Son’s Memory Alive

For any parent, losing a child is unimaginable. The family of Carson Spencer, who passed away in 2004 shortly before his 35th birthday, took their moments of grief and turned...

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July 15, 2019

Not Your Average Summer Camp

JA Venture Academy Students There is no “typical” Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week student because there is no typical entrepreneur. By its very definition, entrepreneurship requires new ways of thinking...

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