Envestnet volunteer with three Rock Canyon High School students

The Business of Giving Back: Empowering Employees

February 17, 2020 10:39 pm

Through corporate social responsibility (CSR), companies can motivate, inspire, and give employees a deeper sense of purpose. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) partners are experts at employee engagement in the community. Here’s what a few of them do to make it possible: Support the causes employees care about­ Envestnet took its philanthropy to the next… Read More



Volunteer with elementary school classroom

The Business of Giving Back: Vision & Values

January 14, 2020 9:21 pm

If you feel that businesses should give back to the community in which they operate, you are not alone. Research by Cone Comm found that 87% of people will buy a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about. Also, CEOs across the world say that “impact on society” was their top… Read More



A new way to get middle school kids excited about learning

December 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Newton Middle School (Newton) educators are getting their students ready for the complicated, exciting world of adulthood in the most relevant way possible – by bringing Greenwood Village business professionals from Denver Tech Center into the local classroom down the street. Assistant Vice Principal Amy Rahne teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) last month to… Read More



Crowd of students cheering at Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, presented by Wells Fargo

Investing in the future at JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Wells Fargo

November 11, 2019 10:27 pm

When Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) high school students learn the ins and outs of the global economy, they don’t sit idly in a classroom. They compete in an exciting, realistic simulation of the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, trading and cheering throughout the high-energy game with teammates from their schools. The Fall 2019… Read More



Carson Spencer

Keeping Their Son’s Memory Alive

August 6, 2019 11:25 pm

For any parent, losing a child is unimaginable. The family of Carson Spencer, who passed away in 2004 shortly before his 35th birthday, took their moments of grief and turned them into a way to preserve their loved one’s legacy and inspire young aspirational people. That is when the Carson J. Spencer Foundation was formed,… Read More



Grand County Kids Are Ready to Join the Hospitality & Tourism Workforce

June 24, 2019 10:16 pm

It’s no secret that the scenic mountain landscape makes the Rocky Mountain region a popular destination for tourists, and as the industry grows, a strong workforce must grow as well. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) partnered with C Lazy U Ranch this spring so that high school students experience JA Personal Success – Hospitality &… Read More



2019 JA Volunteer, Advocate, and Educator Award Recipients

June 19, 2019 10:30 pm

Each year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) formally recognizes outstanding JA champions who embrace the JA mission and go above and beyond to make JA a positive and powerful experience for students. The JA Volunteer of the Year and JA Educator of the Year were nominated by community members who recognized their excellence. Additionally,  hand-selected by JA… Read More



Two volunteers from Wells Fargo standing over elementary students at classroom table.

Wells Fargo to Support Junior Achievement Statewide

June 12, 2019 8:17 pm

DENVER (June 12, 2019) –Junior Achievement and Wells Fargo today announced they are expanding their partnership statewide to support classrooms across Colorado. The company is donating $125,000 to JA, benefitting JA-Rocky Mountain classrooms in Denver Metro, the mountains, northern Colorado, southern Colorado, and southern Wyoming. This grant will also support JA Finance Park in Thornton… Read More



State Farm and Junior Achievement Collaborate for Northern Colorado Youth

May 30, 2019 3:10 pm

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