Category: Alumni

January 3, 2019

Teamwork Skills From JA Are Long-Lasting

Junior Achievement- Rocky Mountain Alumnus and Inspiration Scholarship recipient, Isaac S. Solano, graduated from Denver’s North High School in 2009 and has continued to make JA proud as he follows...

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December 18, 2018

“I take my seat at the table”

When she arrived at Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week several years ago, Carol Skelton immediately felt a sense of connectedness with her fellow entrepreneurial-minded peers, a rare experience for a...

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December 10, 2018

College And Elementary Students Learn Life Lessons From Each Other

[caption id="attachment_17051" align="alignright" width="700"] Malley Drive Elementary principal Francesca Craver talks to CU Denver sociology students about her school and their experience working with the school's students as JA volunteers.[/caption]...

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JA Alum Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Andrew Hewat remembers Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers teaching in his elementary school back in Charlotte, North Carolina. Having the presence of a business leader right there, in his classroom, was...

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November 2, 2018

Alum Becomes Top Realtor, Gives Back to JA Students

Starting and running your own business requires a lot of time, tenacity and the ability to wear multiple hats. It can be easy for entrepreneurs to become engulfed in the...

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August 16, 2018

JA teaches alumna the power of “Yes!”

For Kaitlin Eckenrode, Junior Achievement Business Week was one of the most empowering experiences of her life. Six years ago, Kaitlin attended her first Junior Achievement Business Week where her...

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July 24, 2018

JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

[caption id="attachment_18143" align="alignleft" width="400"] Nick Quinlan, JA Business Week volunteer, addresses the audience at the closing ceremony[/caption] Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week "set...

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January 29, 2018

JA Alumna Jaimie Zhu Harnesses the Power of JA

For Jaimie Zhu, currently a software engineer for Facebook in Seattle, JA Business Week was the right JA program, at the right time, to help fuel her academic and career...

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July 13, 2017

Colin Spreier shares lasting influence of JA volunteerism

Before he was a JA classroom volunteer, a director at Grant Thornton or a graduate student in accounting at Oklahoma City University, Colin Spreier was a middle school student. He...

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