FirstBank Employees are “Banking for Good” Through JA Bowl-A-Thon

April 30, 2019 8:09 pm

FirstBank is one of Junior Achievement’s (JA) champion supporters, instilling and implementing the “banking for good” principles through their community partnerships.  Cleve Wortham, member of the JA board of directors and President of FirstBank – Denver ensures that employees are assigned specific roles and responsibilities to support JA, especially through JA’s biggest fundraiser, JA Bowl-A-Thon…. Read More



A Culture of Giving

April 4, 2019 3:02 pm

For the eighth year in a row, Justin Nelson from SM Energy participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Bowl-A-Thon, JA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and a top team-building opportunity for corporations in Colorado. He raised about $1,200 this year alone and because of his commitment to JA’s mission and core values. “I believe that every… Read More



Volunteering with JA offers young professional “an opportunity for self-growth”

March 25, 2019 3:56 pm

Volunteers are the backbone of Junior Achievement (JA). They generously offer their time, passion, work and life experience with kids in our communities, and without them, our efforts to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace and global economy wouldn’t be possible. JA is fortunate enough to work with individuals who have a unique… Read More



JA and Broncos Empower Future Female Leaders

February 25, 2019 3:21 pm

  One hundred young women from Denver Public Schools attended the inaugural Girls Empowerment Summit, hosted by Denver Broncos Community Development, where they participated in Junior Achievement (JA) workshops on Personal Branding and Fiscal Fitness. Other activities at the Empowerment Summit included a networking session led by the Denver Scholarship Foundation, team building led by… Read More



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



Pictures from the 2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame

January 29, 2018 9:50 pm

One thousand attendees paid tribute to Colorado’s distinguished business leaders at the unforgettable 29th annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame, presented by UMB Bank. The celebration was held on Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. JA students had the honor of highlighting the accomplishments of the 2018 Laureates Barbara Barnes Grogan;… Read More



2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bio: Joseph Kernan Weckbaugh

September 11, 2017 5:55 pm

Joseph Kernan Weckbaugh, a Colorado native, was a tireless promoter for the state of Colorado and the city of Englewood. Weckbaugh was involved with many ventures, including forming the USO for Colorado; he is honored on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He notably brought Braniff Airlines to the Western Mountain District, but… Read More



2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bio: Richard Saunders

September 11, 2017 5:50 pm

Richard “Dick” Saunders spent most of his childhood on the East Coast before moving to Colorado to attend the University of Denver. In 1959, Saunders entered the construction business as a laborer, later going on to become a carpenter, concrete foreman, painter and finish carpenter. In 1962, during his senior year in college, Saunders went… Read More