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

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

College And Elementary Students Learn Life Lessons From Each Other

December 10, 2018 10:17 pm

Going beyond the four walls of a classroom for a learning experience can make some nervous, but for University of Colorado at Denver professor, Candan Duran-Aydintug it was a necessary move for her sociology students, who have been studying poverty and social inequalities, to gain a hands-on learning experience that would stick with them for… Read More

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

The Benefits of Applied Learning

August 3, 2017 10:51 pm

Applied learning is based on the concept that hands-on experiences in the real world are more beneficial for young students than simply listening to a lesson inside of a classroom. While a student might be able to derive information from a planned lesson, they might not be able to truly understand the processes, intricacies, and… Read More

Become A Scholarship Superstar: How To Prepare For The Scholarship Process

May 3, 2017 10:41 pm

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity can’t be better described than by a high school career. When you enter high school, graduation and college seems like a lifetime away. But as you prepare to graduate, it seems like you can’t slow down enough and before you know it, college exams, applications, and scholarships are piling up… Read More

Nine things I wish I had known before leaving for college

November 3, 2016 10:48 pm

1. Pick your major as soon as possible. They always say, “You can change your major whenever, or just get the required courses out of the way first.”  However, in retrospect I wish I had come into college with a clearer picture of what it was I wanted to do.  The more time you spend… Read More