Category: Financial Literacy

March 20, 2017

Preventing students from having to write “Dear Susan”

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...

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October 17, 2016

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

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...

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June 24, 2016

Volunteers from Buckley Air Force Base Teach More than Financial Lessons to Area Students

JA volunteers from Buckley Air Force Base spent the day at McMeen Elementary School The men and women who serve the United States of America at Buckley Air Force Base...

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May 26, 2016

DaVita Healthcare Partners and JA create Pathways to Success

DaVita Healthcare Partners volunteer Jennifer Sharma assists students with career research A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Right? But what if you don't know what...

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April 4, 2016

Survey reveals disconnect in college financial planning; JA resources designed to help

When it comes to planning for college, many young people are unprepared and ill-advised. While many plan to pursue higher education, a large percentage of high school students are clueless...

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September 30, 2015

Inspiring students to be FutureSmart

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,...

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June 1, 2015

It’s a reality: SB56 was signed into law

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...

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April 6, 2015

Man on the Street: Financial Literacy

April is National Financial Literacy Month and we hit the street to talk to parents and teens about credit, budgeting and personal finance. CreditWhat is compound interest? Why is it...

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April 9, 2014

New survey reveals gender gap among teens planning to attend college

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and The Allstate Foundation’s 2014 Teens & Personal Finance Survey reveals a gender gap among teenagers’ views and habits on budgeting, college plans and future earning...

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