College Students Introduced to Civic Engagement through JA

April 12, 2019 4:56 pm

Learning about civic engagement in the University of Colorado at Denver’s (UCD) communications classes have been helpful to Yvonne Jacob, but it wasn’t until she volunteered with Junior Achievement (JA) at the recommendation of her professor that she knew what it was like to make an impact on her community. Jacob, along with several other… Read More



When Educators and JA Collaborate, the Benefits are Far-Reaching

April 10, 2019 5:25 pm

To implement Junior Achievement (JA) programs, educators and JA staff are successful when they combine their shared excitement for real-world learning. Principal Ryan Stadler from Campbell Elementary School is driven to equip young people with applicable skills for 21st century workplace and global economy, so he partners with JA to provide authentic learning experiences for… Read More



JA Business Week Instills a Lifelong Enthusiasm for Entrepreneurship

April 5, 2019 4:25 pm

At Junior Achievement (JA), we believe students should have fun while they’re developing entrepreneurial values and preparing for the 21st century workforce, because the world of business is exciting; filled with new and intriguing opportunities. Many kids first discover their enthusiasm for entrepreneurship through JA, which can last a lifetime. Though he didn’t know what… 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



“The Entrepreneurial Hustle”

March 11, 2019 3:40 pm

Maria Borrego recalls a narrow set of goals presented to her as a teen: graduate high school, avoid pregnancy, and pursue a low-wage job. “I grew up in poverty,” Borrego says. “I was never encouraged to go to college, and I was never told how to apply for college or scholarships.” Junior Achievement (JA) Business… 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



JA and Broncos Empower Future Female Leaders

February 25, 2019 3:21 pm

  One hundred young women from Denver Public Schools attended the inaugural Girls Empowerment Summit, hosted by Denver Broncos Community Development, where they participated in Junior Achievement (JA) workshops on Personal Branding and Fiscal Fitness. Other activities at the Empowerment Summit included a networking session led by the Denver Scholarship Foundation, team building led by… Read More



Four Ways to Invest in Your Volunteer Experience with Junior Achievement

January 30, 2019 8:14 pm

Simply put, Junior Achievement (JA) wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers. They are role models for students, teaching them about the “economics of life,” and helping them to understand the fundamental connection between school and success. Volunteers open new pathways for youth and leave feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future… Read More



Steamboat Springs Middle School Teacher “Instrumental” in JA Growth

January 23, 2019 3:30 pm

For some, teaching for 22 years would lead to a routine. However, for personal finance teacher Marco Cuevas, it is a continuous mission to find more innovative and engaging ways for students to learn in the classroom. In fact, Junior Achievement (JA) middle school programs were established in Steamboat Springs largely because of Cuevas’s curiosity… Read More



Teamwork Skills From JA Are Long-Lasting

January 3, 2019 11:09 pm

Junior Achievement- Rocky Mountain Alumnus and Inspiration Scholarship recipient, Isaac S. Solano, graduated from Denver’s North High School in 2009 and has continued to make JA proud as he follows his passion for education, through education. Following high school, Solano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Chicano and… Read More