TIAA at Swansea elementary. 3 students in classroom desks.

How Young Is Too Young to Talk About Money?

April 4, 2019 2:55 pm

JA and TIAA tackle the taboo subject of talking about money with kids on Denver’s Money Talk Radio Talking about finances can feel a bit taboo, but money is everywhere in our lives and impacts our families and goals. With financial literacy month upon us, it is the perfect time to talk about why financial… 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 young professionals who have a… 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



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 Playworks… Read More



Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

September 25, 2018 2:29 pm

A new survey by Junior Achievement and AIG reveals the retirement plans and attitudes of U.S. Teens A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and global insurance company AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents’ preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine… Read More



Volunteer prepares students to become financially savvy adults

September 29, 2017 7:26 pm

Serving her community’s financial needs is part of Lauren Money’s job. Lauren is the vice president of enterprise risk administration and the Community Reinvestment Act/fair lending officer at Colorado Federal Savings Bank. When Lauren stepped into this role in October 2016, the bank already had a relationship with Junior Achievement, and Lauren immediately started volunteering… Read More



Preventing students from having to write “Dear Susan”

March 20, 2017 9:35 pm

For a period of about ten years, I was known as “Susan.” No, I wasn’t in the witness protection program. I was an online advice columnist for a company that helped people with financial problems. Thousands of people wrote to my Dear Susan column each year with questions about debt collection, bankruptcy and foreclosure and… Read More



Students from mountain communities visit Denver businesses, gain financial know-how

October 17, 2016 3:32 pm

Throughout the 2016/17 school year, mountain communities will visit Denver to participate in Junior Achievement’s JA Destination Success program. Students will visit three Denver-area businesses to gain insights into the workplace and the skills needed to succeed. Steamboat Springs Middle School students, for example, are partnered with Comcast, Noble Energy and Root Sports. Professionals from… Read More