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
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
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
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.
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
What happens when the wild imagination of youth converges with the rigorous demands of the business worldJune 19, 2015 4:26 pm
This year, Junior Achievement’s Business Week, presented by Arrow Electronics, showcased what happens when the wild imagination of youth converges with the rigorous demands of the business world. The result was something truly spectacular. On a Sunday morning, at the Denver campus of Johnson and Wales University, students from around Colorado gathered into a crowded auditorium to… Read More
Hundreds of Colorado high school students are attending Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week, a residential business boot camp presented by Arrow Electronics, Inc., held at Johnson & Wales University in Denver from June 7 to 12. These 9th through 12th grade students are part of a growing group of young innovators who are anxious to apply… Read More