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

DaVita Healthcare Partners and JA create Pathways to Success

May 26, 2016 6:11 pm

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Right? But what if you don’t know what steps to take to get to your desired destination? Or, worse yet, what if you don’t have a destination at all? Kidney care company DaVita Healthcare Partners partnered with JA-Rocky Mountain to develop JA Pathways to… Read More

Future Smart

Inspiring students to be FutureSmart

September 30, 2015 1:56 pm

On Tuesday, November 10, 2016 more than 2,000 Junior Achievement students will take part in MassMutual’s FutureSmart Challenge at the Pepsi Center. In partnership with MassMutual and the Denver Nuggets, the FutureSmart Challenge is a financial education program that offers eighth grade students the opportunity to learn about making smart financial choices.  Being FutureSmart is… 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