200 Teens Gain Expert Advice at Denver Start Up Week

October 9, 2018 2:30 pm

Write everything down—your three biggest strengths and skills that are going to make your dreams possible, as well as every challenge you overcome, because this will help you through the next challenge. This is one of many takeaways from the opening keynote for Denver Start Up Week’s final day, in which Junior Achievement welcomed 200… 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



JA Launches High School Leaders Program in Northern Colorado

January 2, 2018 6:33 pm

JA launched its JA High School Leaders Program with University Scools in Greeley last fall. The program engages high school students as JA volunteers who deliver JA curriculum while serving as role models to K-3 students. JA worked with students from University High School’s Wealth Management class. “JA made this experience amazing for my students,” said… Read More



JA to Match Local Entrepreneurs with Students during National Entrepreneurship Month

October 11, 2017 4:48 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) will be inspiring high school students with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by EY. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, puts entrepreneurs into classrooms throughout our community to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship…. Read More



Harvard’s recognition of JA Finance Park

July 1, 2017 4:34 pm

JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, is one of JA-Rocky Mountain’s most popular and engaging programs for middle and high school students.  Recently, JA Finance Park was recognized by Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative as a program with innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices related to 21st century skills in financial literacy education. Harvard has added program… Read More



AT&T helps JA bring financial experiences to at-risk students

December 12, 2016 12:36 pm

Through its signature philanthropic initiative called AT&T Aspire, AT&T is helping Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, and more than 50 JA areas across the country, reach at-risk students. In addition to the company’s  financial support, which totals more than $800,000 nationally, AT&T employees serve as valued mentors, committing significant time to helping students learn, develop confidence and… Read More



JA Finance Park and Kids for Colorado Gives teach the value of philanthropy

November 28, 2016 9:02 pm

For more than five years, the Community First Foundation and JA-Rocky Mountain have partnered to educate Colorado’s young citizens about the importance of charitable giving.  In fact, the Community First Foundation was the first to step up as a philanthropy sponsor when we launched JA Finance Park in 2011, a hands-on money management simulation for… Read More



Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge

November 28, 2016 6:28 pm

More than 550 students from 11 area high schools competed in the Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge on Nov. 11 at Colorado State University. The JA Stock Market Challenge is a live stock market simulation game, featuring teams of high school students who compete to see who can grow their initial $500,000 investment into… Read More