Category: Northern Colorado/Wyoming

February 6, 2020

The value of handshakes and hands-on education

David Haining teaches Severance High School students business and technology skills they need for the future No matter the changes in his life and career, David Haining has always been...

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November 19, 2019

Alternative school students surpass traditional school peers in JA Stock Market Challenge

At the Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge, an enthusiastic and driven group of teens from Centennial High School defied all stereotypes and misconceptions of “alternative school kids” by taking...

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June 4, 2019

High Demand Spurs JA Expansion in Wyoming

[caption id="attachment_17872" align="alignleft" width="551"] JA high school students from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming[/caption] A lot more students in Wyoming ended the school year this year with sharpened financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and...

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May 30, 2019

State Farm and Junior Achievement Collaborate for Northern Colorado Youth

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...

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March 18, 2019

Northern Colorado School Counselor Expands JA Scope Throughout Rural Community

[caption id="attachment_17402" align="alignleft" width="250"] Middle school students from Greeley explore their simulated budgets at the JA Finance Park Rockies booth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17403" align="alignright" width="150"] Courtney Fay, Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet...

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March 4, 2019

Hands-On Activities at Otter Products Headquarters Help JA High School Students Become Career-Ready

[caption id="attachment_17316" align="alignleft" width="250"] Otter Products volunteers Paola Sera, Valerie Mireles and Stephanie Alas[/caption] Last week at the Otter Products headquarters in Fort Collins, a group of teenagers twirled green...

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May 1, 2018

Reaching Rural Students Requires Innovative Partnerships

By Elizabeth Winn,  JA District Director, Northern Colorado & Wyoming [caption id="attachment_14171" align="alignright" width="240"] JA District Director Elizabeth Winn[/caption] I’m a product of rural America (and a proud one at...

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March 27, 2018

New York Life Supports Financial Literacy in Rural Colorado

Rural education in Colorado is facing significant challenges. A primary concern, as noted in Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s 2018 State of the State address, is the growing shortage of educators in...

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May 1, 2017

State Farm Empowers Youth in Northern Colorado

Thanks to a recent grant of $15K from State Farm, an increasing number of K-12 students in Larimer and Weld counties in Northern Colorado will benefit from JA programs. “We...

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