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



Elijah Janello and a student at JA Finance Park

Elijah’s Story

August 15, 2019 10:15 pm

JA alumnus Elijah Janello says he owes a big portion of his success and his current role with Land Title Guarantee Company to JA. Prior to participating in JA, Elijah and his friends didn’t think about money or how important money would be to their future. They hadn’t even considered it. “Going to JA Stock… 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



JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

July 24, 2018 11:00 am

Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week “set the course for me to succeed and gave me a basis to excel in the professional world.” From 2007 to 2010 Quinlan attended JA Business Week, excelling at activities like the Spoonbender Challenge and the Mocktails networking event. He also participated in… Read More



JA Stock Market Challenge. Photos by Evan Semón

JA Stock Market Challenge

December 2, 2015 6:52 pm

The JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Bank of America, is an innovative, interactive, high-tech event where students experience two months of simulated trading condensed into two hours of excitement. The frenetic atmosphere ensures urgent and intense trading to simulate a real trading floor guaranteeing students a Wall Street-style learning experience.