Centennial High School students with trophy at Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Alternative school students surpass traditional school peers in JA Stock Market Challenge

November 19, 2019 9:52 pm

At the Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge, an enthusiastic and driven group of teens from Centennial High School defied all stereotypes and misconceptions of “alternative school kids” by taking home the first place trophy. Centennial High School fosters a unique setting for a diverse range of non-traditional learners who might not have the opportunity… 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



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