Brittany Kinder with class

Douglas County Educator Empowers Colleagues to Achieve Their Classroom Goals with JA

October 3, 2019 7:34 pm

Brittany Kinder has been passionate about experiential learning all throughout her 18-year career with Douglas County School District. She became a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Summit View Elementary School because she admired the school’s focus on real-world education, which includes a partnership with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA). Kinder says, “We aren’t just… Read More



Melanie Zhou and Mia Hayden

Meet the young entrepreneurs giving adults a run for their money

September 9, 2019 4:24 pm

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week, weeklong event promoting innovation through workshops, presentations, sessions, networking and more. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) has partnered with Denver Startup Week and Young Americans Center for Financial Education for the third year in a row to offer exciting opportunities for… Read More



Not Your Average Summer Camp

July 15, 2019 11:53 pm

There is no “typical” Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week student because there is no typical entrepreneur. By its very definition, entrepreneurship requires new ways of thinking and unconventional ideas, and that’s why JA Business Week helps every young person develop their distinctive skills and embrace creativity. High school students come from all over Colorado and… 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



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



High Demand Spurs JA Expansion in Wyoming

June 4, 2019 3:20 pm

A lot more students in Wyoming ended the school year this year with sharpened financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and 21st century work skills. That’s because Junior Achievement (JA) has expanded its presence in Wyoming with more classroom and community partnerships to better serve rural youth thanks to a growing volunteer base and significant financial support from… 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



Adult volunteers posed in classroom with elementary school students

Former Teacher Reconnects with Her Passion through JA Company Partnership

May 8, 2019 5:15 pm

Monique Auriemma’s love for volunteering with Junior Achievement (JA) began in the early 1990s. She was offered the chance to teach a JA Traditional class through the insurance company where she worked, and was delighted to have an outlet where she could engage her passion: teaching kids. A few years later Auriemma was raising children… Read More