Category: Students

September 23, 2021

91% of Teens Say They Need Additional Support This School Year

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that nearly 2-in-5 (39%) feel that they are behind educationally because of the pandemic....

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September 10, 2020

Teen Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas at Denver Startup Week for a Chance to Win $100,000

Jack Bonneau Vikas Muralidharan When two teen entrepreneurs competed in Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Competition last year, few expected that they would take home the Grand Prize, an award worth...

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July 9, 2020

Teen Raises $32,000 to Fight Childhood Leukemia

Highlands Ranch student Ainsley Messenger awarded EY Youth Scholarship for her efforts. Highlands Ranch teen Ainsley Messenger was “in shock” to learn that she was awarded a youth scholarship by...

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March 3, 2020

The Business of Space: Teens Develop ‘Mission to Mars’ Business Plan

Maybe engineers don’t always have to “reinvent the wheel,” but for those who are trying to build wheels on Mars rovers, they’ll at least want to get creative with the...

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February 17, 2020

The Business of Giving Back: Empowering Employees

Through corporate social responsibility (CSR), companies can motivate, inspire, and give employees a deeper sense of purpose. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) partners are experts at employee engagement in the...

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February 12, 2020

Behind the scenes, this school’s office manager builds bridges in the community

Mariano Vazquez-Hernandez with student at Coronado Hills Elementary. The value of administrative professionals in education cannot be understated. They are the often the unsung heroes behind the scenes, organizing, planning,...

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December 17, 2019

Three reasons why educators love the JA High School Leaders program

As any Junior Achievement (JA) student would tell you, JA volunteers embody what it means to motivate others and give back to the community as role models. Through the JA...

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December 13, 2019

A new way to get middle school kids excited about learning

JA volunteers bring hands-on learning to Newton students Newton Middle School (Newton) educators are getting their students ready for the complicated, exciting world of adulthood in the most relevant way...

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November 19, 2019

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

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...

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