Category: President’s Message

May 13, 2020

From the Desk of Robin Wise: A Virtual Toast on my 29th Anniversary

Last week I celebrated my 29th anniversary with JA. As they say–where did time go?  During this unusual time, I wanted to note a few things on my anniversary. When I first started...

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December 10, 2018

From the Desk of Robin Wise: Colorado’s Business Legends are Role Models for Young People

Each year, in partnership with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, we honor Colorado business pioneers who, with grit and determination, helped shape the institutions and economic landscape of this...

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October 9, 2018

From the Desk of Robin Wise: JA Students Are Future History-Makers

The path to business ownership does not necessarily begin as an adult, as we witnessed just a couple of weeks ago at Denver Startup Week. Through Junior Achievement, 200 teens...

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September 4, 2018

President’s Message: Pump Up the Bacon Jam

I love farmers markets. Amid all the tents and colorful signs, there’s something charming about discovering unique foods not available in a brick and mortar store and having a direct...

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June 28, 2018

President’s Message: Inspired to Action

We’ve all heard rousing speeches, read stirring books, and watched exciting movies. But what makes something meaningful, rather than simply enjoyable, is the action that results. As author Mary Morrissey...

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March 29, 2018

President’s Message: A different kind of home opener for the Colorado Rockies this spring

The average household spends 5.5% of their monthly income on entertainment. For those who had the privilege of seeing Hamilton (Woo hoo! I finally got tickets!), that percentage is probably...

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February 28, 2018

Satisfied Volunteers and Employers = Better Outcomes for Students

Last month I joined JA executives from across the U.S. for a think tank on volunteerism from a corporate perspective. Leaders from some of the nation’s most successful and admired...

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January 29, 2018

Resilience is All Around Us

Like many Denver theatre lovers, I’ve eagerly awaited the premiere of Hamilton, the musical, in Denver! Yet, as I work to secure tickets, I learn that I’m number 96,391 on...

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A Creed for Young America

JA was founded in 1919, and as we prepare for our century celebration next year, we have been sifting through a lot of old documents. One gem we found was A Creed...

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