Centennial High School students with trophy at Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Alternative school students surpass traditional school peers in JA Stock Market Challenge

November 19, 2019 9:52 pm

At the Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge, an enthusiastic and driven group of teens from Centennial High School defied all stereotypes and misconceptions of “alternative school kids” by taking home the first place trophy. Centennial High School fosters a unique setting for a diverse range of non-traditional learners who might not have the opportunity… Read More



Brittany Kinder with class

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

October 3, 2019 7:34 pm

Brittany Kinder has been passionate about experiential learning all throughout her 18-year career with Douglas County School District. She became a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Summit View Elementary School because she admired the school’s focus on real-world education, which includes a partnership with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA). Kinder says, “We aren’t just… Read More



2019 JA Volunteer, Advocate, and Educator Award Recipients

June 19, 2019 10:30 pm

Each year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) formally recognizes outstanding JA champions who embrace the JA mission and go above and beyond to make JA a positive and powerful experience for students. The JA Volunteer of the Year and JA Educator of the Year were nominated by community members who recognized their excellence. Additionally,  hand-selected by JA… Read More



Adult volunteers posed in classroom with elementary school students

Former Teacher Reconnects with Her Passion through JA Company Partnership

May 8, 2019 5:15 pm

Monique Auriemma’s love for volunteering with Junior Achievement (JA) began in the early 1990s. She was offered the chance to teach a JA Traditional class through the insurance company where she worked, and was delighted to have an outlet where she could engage her passion: teaching kids. A few years later Auriemma was raising children… Read More



Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Educator of the Year Award Nominees 2019

May 6, 2019 2:36 pm

Each year, Junior Achievement invites the community to nominate educators for JA’s Educator of the Year Award. These individuals go out of their way to make the JA experience a positive one for volunteers and students, and show enthusiasm for JA’s goal of inspiring and preparing young people to own their economic success. Congratulations to… Read More



When Educators and JA Collaborate, the Benefits are Far-Reaching

April 10, 2019 5:25 pm

To implement Junior Achievement (JA) programs, educators and JA staff are successful when they combine their shared excitement for real-world learning. Principal Ryan Stadler from Campbell Elementary School in Jefferson County is driven to equip young people with applicable skills for 21st century workplace and global economy, so he partners with JA to provide authentic… Read More



Northern Colorado School Counselor Expands JA Scope Throughout Rural Community

March 18, 2019 5:37 pm

JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, was easy for Courtney Fay to pitch to her school district. As a middle school counselor at Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School, Fay was thrilled to tell colleagues about the program that meets all 21st century college and work readiness requirements, not to mention its $0 price tag for… Read More



Steamboat Springs Middle School Teacher “Instrumental” in JA Growth

January 23, 2019 3:30 pm

For some, teaching for 22 years would lead to a routine. However, for personal finance teacher Marco Cuevas, it is a continuous mission to find more innovative and engaging ways for students to learn in the classroom. In fact, Junior Achievement (JA) middle school programs were established at Steamboat Springs Middle School largely because of… Read More



Retired teacher lends experience to JA volunteering

November 7, 2016 4:01 pm

From finance directors and accountants, to CEOs, engineers and IT professionals, Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers come from all types of professions and share a wide range of skills, experiences and perspectives. For retired teacher Susan Zapata, that experience includes 30 years of teaching K-6th grade students in Des Plaines, IL, and nearly 10 years of… Read More



Bill signing

It’s a reality: SB56 was signed into law

June 1, 2015 3:23 pm

The Colorado legislative session adjourned on May 6, 2015. The 70th General Assembly considered an unprecedented number of education-related bills. At the center of debate were bills related to the amount of statewide testing for Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Constituents, including many educators from around the state, voiced their concerns about the amount of… Read More