A Culture of Giving

April 4, 2019 3:02 pm

For the eighth year in a row, Justin Nelson from SM Energy participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Bowl-A-Thon, JA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and a top team-building opportunity for corporations in Colorado. He raised about $1,200 this year alone and because of his commitment to JA’s mission and core values. “I believe that every… Read More



TIAA at Swansea elementary. 3 students in classroom desks.

How Young Is Too Young to Talk About Money?

April 4, 2019 2:55 pm

JA and TIAA tackle the taboo subject of talking about money with kids on Denver’s Money Talk Radio Talking about finances can feel a bit taboo, but money is everywhere in our lives and impacts our families and goals. With financial literacy month upon us, it is the perfect time to talk about why financial… Read More



Volunteering with JA offers young professional “an opportunity for self-growth”

March 25, 2019 3:56 pm

Volunteers are the backbone of Junior Achievement (JA). They generously offer their time, passion, work and life experience with kids in our communities, and without them, our efforts to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace and global economy wouldn’t be possible. JA is fortunate enough to work with individuals who have a unique… Read More



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

March 4, 2019 11:49 pm

Last week at the Otter Products headquarters in Fort Collins, a group of teenagers twirled green pipe cleaners into each other’s hair, explaining to their class the benefits and ease of their new “product” – a multifunctional hair accessory. Fashioning pipe cleaners into a product and presenting an advertisement wasn’t simply for amusement, though. Behind… Read More



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