Envestnet volunteer with three Rock Canyon High School students

The Business of Giving Back: Empowering Employees

February 17, 2020 10:39 pm

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 community. Here’s what a few of them do to make it possible: Support the causes employees care about­ Envestnet took its philanthropy to the next… Read More



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

February 12, 2020 8:03 pm

The value of administrative professionals in education cannot be understated. They are the often the unsung heroes behind the scenes, organizing, planning, and problem-solving every day to make sure that students and teachers are set up for success. Their dedication makes it possible for fruitful community partnerships, like with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) volunteers,… Read More



David Haining and Student

The value of handshakes and hands-on education

February 6, 2020 8:27 pm

No matter the changes in his life and career, David Haining has always been passionate about education and making a difference with Junior Achievement (JA). Haining went all the way from volunteering with JA at his kids’ elementary school to recently becoming a key JA partner as the Severance High School business teacher. When he… Read More



Volunteer with elementary school classroom

The Business of Giving Back: Vision & Values

January 14, 2020 9:21 pm

If you feel that businesses should give back to the community in which they operate, you are not alone. Research by Cone Comm found that 87% of people will buy a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about. Also, CEOs across the world say that “impact on society” was their top… Read More



Group photo of JA High School Leaders

Three reasons why educators love the JA High School Leaders program

December 17, 2019 10:52 pm

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 High School Leaders program, young people don’t have to wait until they’re adults to become mentors. Teachers are jumping at the opportunity to engage JA… Read More



A new way to get middle school kids excited about learning

December 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Newton Middle School (Newton) educators are getting their students ready for the complicated, exciting world of adulthood in the most relevant way possible – by bringing Greenwood Village business professionals from Denver Tech Center into the local classroom down the street. Assistant Vice Principal Amy Rahne teamed up with Junior Achievement (JA) last month to… 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



Not Your Average Summer Camp

July 15, 2019 11:53 pm

There is no “typical” Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week student because there is no typical entrepreneur. By its very definition, entrepreneurship requires new ways of thinking and unconventional ideas, and that’s why JA Business Week helps every young person develop their distinctive skills and embrace creativity. High school students come from all over Colorado and… Read More