State Farm announced today that they are contributing $10,000 to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) to provide financial education programs to middle and high school students in Larimer and Weld counties in Colorado, bringing the company’s total support of JA in northern Colorado to more than $175,000 since 1996. JA is a nonprofit organization that empowers… Read More
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… Read More
In a competitive job market, you have to prove your uniqueness, because a standout resume demands more than education and work experience. Volunteering can set you apart from your competitors, and research shows that volunteers are 27 percent more likely to find a job after being out of work compared to non-volunteers. Employers in the… Read More
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 when it comes to the actual cost of a college education and have even less knowledge about realistic strategies for funding it. The 2016 JA… Read More
Poll: Two-Thirds of Teens See Borrowers, Not Government, Responsible for Paying Off Student Loan DebtMarch 25, 2016 8:33 am
A new survey of 1,000 teens by Junior Achievement (JA) and Voya Foundation shows that nearly two-thirds of teens, or 65 percent, believe borrowers are ultimately responsible for paying off their student loans, even if they borrowed more money than they are able to pay off, while 11 percent believe the government should do so…. Read More
Paolo Diaz is being recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of the 40 outstanding local professionals under age 40. He will be honored at an event on March 17, 2016. In his role as director of K-8 programs, Paolo coordinates programs in three school districts, designed to bring volunteers into the classroom to teach students… Read More
According to a new survey of teens and Millennials ages 14 to 29 by Junior Achievement and Ypulse, 87 percent said they plan to buy holiday gifts this year. But only 51 percent of those who plan to buy holiday gifts said they have a budget. The survey also found that 59 percent of teens… Read More
Released today, Junior Achievement (JA) and the ING U.S. Foundation’s 2013 Teens & Careers survey reveals a substantial national year-over-year decline in teens’ interest in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and medical-related fields. This is the 12th year the survey has been conducted. Read more about the 2013 Junior Achievement USA Teens & Career Survey.
Released today, Junior Achievement (JA) and the ING U.S. Foundation’s 2013 Teens & Careers survey reveals a substantial national year-over-year decline in teens’ interest in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and medical-related fields. This is the 12th year the survey has been conducted. An executive summary of the 2013 Junior Achievement USA Teens & Career… Read More
Although they can’t cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election, teens ages 14 to 17 are paying attention to what the candidates are saying—and aren’t saying. A new national survey finds the presidential election is top-of-mind for today’s youth, and, domestic issues top their list of concerns. Click here for detailed survey results.