State Farm® and Junior Achievement Collaborate for Northern Colorado Youth

September 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Long-time Junior Achievement supporter State Farm provides financial support, volunteers State Farm recently contributed $10,000 to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA). The contribution directly support JA’s financial education programs for K-12 students in Larimer and Weld counties. Since 1996, State Farm has contributed more than $165,000 to JA. In addition to their long-standing financial support, State… Read More



American Furniture Warehouse Partnership Helping Thousands of Students Learn Financial Responsibility

August 23, 2018 5:39 pm

Imagine you were able to practice being an adult before you actually became one. Do you wish you had a greater understanding of taxes or insurance? Maybe you wish you had some guidance on family budgeting. Junior Achievement’s (JA)  Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, located inside of American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) in Thornton, CO, enables teens… Read More



Western Union Support Leads to Successful Student Outcomes

July 31, 2018 2:33 pm

Listening attentively to Heather Kingsley, a volunteer from Western Union, students at Rock Canyon High School gain insights into the characteristics and skills employers look for in new hires.  JA Personal Success, presented by Western Union, is a standout JA program that teaches young people the personal success skills that will help them find and… Read More



Energy Companies Power JA

May 1, 2018 9:36 pm

Colorado energy companies comprise a large portion of JA supporters.  In fact, during the Spring JA Bowl-A-Thon season, several companies are participating in the JA Bowl-A-Thon Energy Challenge, competing to see which company raises the most money overall, and which company raises the most money per bowler. The Energy Challenge winners will be announced in… Read More



JA Partners Inspire Students and Support Business Values by Sponsoring Curriculum

March 28, 2018 1:14 pm

A high school sophomore from Denver Public Schools enters a corporate office for the first time. She sees how professionals dress and interact, and she has the opportunity to learn what they do, why they like it, and what education they needed to get there.  Another student participates in a one-hour discussion with a corporate CEO… Read More



New York Life Supports Financial Literacy in Rural Colorado

March 27, 2018 3:47 am

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 small rural communities. New York Life Insurance Company is bolstering education in rural areas through a Community Impact Grant of $20,000 presented to JA specifically… Read More



Advice from a leading JA Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser

February 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Each year, more than 4,000 participants team up with friends and colleagues to bowl for JA students during the JA Bowl-A-Thon. These dedicated supporters aren’t just bowling – they’re raising more than $1 million to ensure that students in Colorado and Wyoming receive JA programs at no cost. Byron Ferguson, software development manager with Nelnet,… Read More



TIAA: 100 Years of Client and Community Service

February 27, 2018 7:23 pm

TIAA marks its 100th Anniversary this year – one hundred years of helping public and nonprofit employees manage their financial futures and realize their dreams.  To celebrate this monumental achievement, TIAA employees are giving back to their local communities during TIAA’s 100 Days of Difference, March 5 to June 12. TIAA employees will participate in… Read More



SM Energy Uniquely Contributes to JA and Financial Education

January 2, 2018 3:44 pm

Some might consider 13 an unlucky number. For JA-Rocky Mountain (JA) and SM Energy; however, it’s anything but. In fact, it represents the number of years our two organizations have worked together to help young people understand how to manage and own their future economic success. SM Energy is an independent exploration and production company… Read More



TransUnion Invests in Strengthening Financial Literacy

December 12, 2017 4:00 pm

As part of a grant awarded to Junior Achievement-USA, JA-Rocky Mountain received funds from TransUnion to support student outreach during the 2017/18 school year. In addition to funding, TransUnion professionals rolled up their sleeves to work directly with young people, and helped students in elementary through high school grades understand the importance of money management… Read More