JA Advocate of the Year: Heather Kingsley

June 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Her energy and enthusiasm for teaching young people is infectious and her endless passion for promoting Junior Achievement (JA) within her company is truly remarkable. It’s no wonder that Heather Kingsley, Sr. Specialist, Financial Crimes Compliance Operations, for Western Union, has been honored as JA’s 2018 Advocate of the Year. Heather has been a JA… Read More

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JA Bowl-A-Thon Coordinator Finds Unique Way to Impact Future

May 30, 2018 5:29 pm

Supporting JA students doesn’t mean that you have to present JA programs in the classroom or volunteer at JA Finance Park. There are many ways to lend your skills and talents to helping young people develop a passion for financial literacy and self-sufficiency. For Serena Valdivia, market manager for TCF Bank, that opportunity comes in… Read More

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Energy Companies Power JA

May 1, 2018 9:36 pm

Colorado energy companies comprise a large portion of JA supporters.  In fact, during the Spring JA Bowl-A-Thon season, several companies are participating in the JA Bowl-A-Thon Energy Challenge, competing to see which company raises the most money overall, and which company raises the most money per bowler. The Energy Challenge winners will be announced in… Read More

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Reaching Rural Students Requires Innovative Partnerships

May 1, 2018 3:01 pm

By Elizabeth Winn,  JA District Director, Northern Colorado & Wyoming I’m a product of rural America (and a proud one at that). I grew up in the Nebraska panhandle in a small town not far from my grandparents’ farm. Rural communities feed America through farming and ranching and supply most of the country’s energy. I… Read More

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Chuck Knezevich: A Committed JA Volunteer on the Move

April 30, 2018 2:28 pm

After a career spent in manufacturing, computers and project management, Charles (Chuck) Knezevich now spends much of his free time mentoring young people. In addition to working with high school students through his volunteer work with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Chuck has volunteered with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) since 2011, working primarily with elementary school students… Read More

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JA-Rocky Mountain Board Member Receives National Award for Volunteerism

March 28, 2018 10:09 pm

We are proud to announce that Steve Kinsley, JA-Rocky Mountain board member and president of Kinsley Meetings, has been chosen from hundreds of thousands of U.S. volunteers as one of 10 recipients of Junior Achievement’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, recognizing leadership in support of… Read More

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New York Life Supports Financial Literacy in Rural Colorado

March 27, 2018 3:47 am

Rural education in Colorado is facing significant challenges. A primary concern, as noted in Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s 2018 State of the State address, is the growing shortage of educators in small rural communities. New York Life Insurance Company is bolstering education in rural areas through a Community Impact Grant of $20,000 presented to JA specifically… Read More

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Satisfied Volunteers and Employers = Better Outcomes for Students

February 28, 2018 10:16 pm

Last month I joined JA executives from across the U.S. for a think tank on volunteerism from a corporate perspective. Leaders from some of the nation’s most successful and admired companies including Honda, HSBC, KPMG, JP Morgan Chase, and Fidelity, shared their ideas about engaging their employees in the community. It was hugely interesting to… Read More

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