Behind the scenes, this school’s office manager builds bridges in the community

February 12, 2020 8:03 pm

The value of administrative professionals in education cannot be understated. They are the often the unsung heroes behind the scenes, organizing, planning, and problem-solving every day to make sure that students and teachers are set up for success. Their dedication makes it possible for fruitful community partnerships, like with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) volunteers,… Read More



David Haining and Student

The value of handshakes and hands-on education

February 6, 2020 8:27 pm

No matter the changes in his life and career, David Haining has always been passionate about education and making a difference with Junior Achievement (JA). Haining went all the way from volunteering with JA at his kids’ elementary school to recently becoming a key JA partner as the Severance High School business teacher. When he… Read More



Group photo of JA High School Leaders

Three reasons why educators love the JA High School Leaders program

December 17, 2019 10:52 pm

As any Junior Achievement (JA) student would tell you, JA volunteers embody what it means to motivate others and give back to the community as role models. Through the JA High School Leaders program, young people don’t have to wait until they’re adults to become mentors. Teachers are jumping at the opportunity to engage JA… Read More



A new way to get middle school kids excited about learning

December 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Newton Middle School (Newton) educators are getting their students ready for the complicated, exciting world of adulthood in the most relevant way possible – by bringing Greenwood Village business professionals from Denver Tech Center into the local classroom down the street. Assistant Vice Principal Amy Rahne teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) last month to… Read More



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



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



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