Melanie Zhou and Mia Hayden

Meet the young entrepreneurs giving adults a run for their money

September 9, 2019 4:24 pm

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week, weeklong event promoting innovation through workshops, presentations, sessions, networking and more. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) has partnered with Denver Startup Week and Young Americans Center for Financial Education for the third year in a row to offer exciting opportunities for… Read More



Not Your Average Summer Camp

July 15, 2019 11:53 pm

There is no “typical” Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week student because there is no typical entrepreneur. By its very definition, entrepreneurship requires new ways of thinking and unconventional ideas, and that’s why JA Business Week helps every young person develop their distinctive skills and embrace creativity. High school students come from all over Colorado and… Read More



How a Young Woman in Architecture Reimagined Her Potential

May 8, 2019 4:22 pm

The spirit of entrepreneurship is guided by ingenuity, perseverance and an eagerness to learn – qualities that Junior Achievement (JA) alumna Shaian Gutierrez possesses wholeheartedly. Gutierrez participated in JA Business Week and JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, and received the JA Inspiration Scholarship in 2018. She plans to pursue her passion for STEM and… Read More



JA Business Week Instills a Lifelong Enthusiasm for Entrepreneurship

April 5, 2019 4:25 pm

At Junior Achievement (JA), we believe students should have fun while they’re developing entrepreneurial values and preparing for the 21st century workforce, because the world of business is exciting; filled with new and intriguing opportunities. Many kids first discover their enthusiasm for entrepreneurship through JA, which can last a lifetime. Though he didn’t know what… Read More



“The Entrepreneurial Hustle”

March 11, 2019 3:40 pm

Maria Borrego recalls a narrow set of goals presented to her as a teen: graduate high school, avoid pregnancy, and pursue a low-wage job. “I grew up in poverty,” Borrego says. “I was never encouraged to go to college, and I was never told how to apply for college or scholarships.” Junior Achievement (JA) Business… Read More



“I take my seat at the table”

December 18, 2018 3:47 pm

When she arrived at Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week several years ago, Carol Skelton immediately felt a sense of connectedness with her fellow entrepreneurial-minded peers, a rare experience for a once painfully shy young woman. In Skelton’s words, the “incredible energy” was the reason she attended JA Business Week three years in a row. Now… Read More



JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

July 24, 2018 11:00 am

Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week “set the course for me to succeed and gave me a basis to excel in the professional world.” From 2007 to 2010 Quinlan attended JA Business Week, excelling at activities like the Spoonbender Challenge and the Mocktails networking event. He also participated in… Read More



JA Alumna Jaimie Zhu Harnesses the Power of JA

January 29, 2018 4:10 pm

For Jaimie Zhu, currently a software engineer for Facebook in Seattle, JA Business Week was the right JA program, at the right time, to help fuel her academic and career success. She participated in JA Business Week in 2011 and 2013 and says that the program changed her life. “My JA experiences definitely played a… Read More



JA Business Week

December 2, 2015 6:53 pm

Forget everything you think you know about summer camp. JA Business Week is like nothing you’ve experienced before. It’s a knowledge-building, confidence-boosting, network-growing, college-application standout of a summer experience. Unlike any camp, this program allows you to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s most dynamic business leaders.



Through JA Business Week, they are investing in their future

July 6, 2015 10:11 pm

For the past nine years, my company has given me time-off to volunteer as a Company Advisor (CA) for Junior Achievement Business Week: a one-of-a-kind summer camp that exposes high school students to the excitement and challenge of the business world, while developing leadership skills and planning for their future careers. Students experience life on… Read More