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



An Unforgettable Experience

June 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Attending JA Business Week for the first time, I was hoping to get a taste of the business world; something to give me an understanding of business and whether it’s something I want to pursue. What I ended up getting out of the week was that – and so much more.  Going from a messy… Read More



So, What Exactly IS Business Week?

June 28, 2016 9:16 pm

As a first year JA Business Week student with virtually no previous business experience, I was pleasantly surprised when I was moved to the Track 2 project working with Smoke Barbecue food truck. I had no idea what I was in for and clearly remember one of my company members on the first day asking,… Read More



JA Business Week Gives Kids Vital Skills

June 28, 2016 8:45 pm

As a first-time Company Advisor (CA) who never had the opportunity to attend JA Business Week as a student, I had no idea what the week would have in store for me. I’d heard the hype from veteran CAs and Junior Achievement staffers, but – as I sat in the auditorium with my Company C… Read More



How to Raise A Leader

June 20, 2016 10:46 pm

Parents wonder about what the future holds for their child. It’s in our nature to wish our children achieve happiness, health, and independence. But instead of wishing for those things, there are actually several important actions you can take to ensure your child grows up well equipped to handle just about any situation. Ultimately, these… Read More