Four Ways to Invest in Your Volunteer Experience with Junior Achievement

January 30, 2019 8:14 pm

Simply put, Junior Achievement (JA) wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers. They are role models for students, teaching them about the “economics of life,” and helping them to understand the fundamental connection between school and success. Volunteers open new pathways for youth and leave feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future… 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



“I take my seat at the table”

December 18, 2018 3:47 pm

When she arrived at Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week several years ago, Carol Skelton immediately felt a sense of connectedness with her fellow entrepreneurial-minded peers, a rare experience for a once painfully shy young woman. In Skelton’s words, the “incredible energy” was the reason she attended JA Business Week three years in a row. Now… 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



Trip Home Sparks Passion for JA Volunteer

December 10, 2018 10:13 pm

On a recent trip home to Wisconsin, Junior Achievement volunteer Tom Durkin asked his nieces, both in their late teens, about their future plans. To his surprise, both girls expressed wariness of big business as a career path.  Neither understood what a dynamic country this is and how this economy encourages entrepreneurs to create and… Read More



JA Alum Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

December 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Andrew Hewat remembers Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers teaching in his elementary school back in Charlotte, North Carolina. Having the presence of a business leader right there, in his classroom, was one of the first times he can remember having a role model to look up to in another form outside of his teacher or parents…. Read More



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Alum Becomes Top Realtor, Gives Back to JA Students

November 2, 2018 5:36 pm

Starting and running your own business requires a lot of time, tenacity and the ability to wear multiple hats. It can be easy for entrepreneurs to become engulfed in the whirlwind of their business, while also trying to balance a family life and other commitments. Where does volunteering fit in? For business owner and realtor… Read More



Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way of JA

October 30, 2018 4:01 pm

Fear of the unknown can sometimes prevent individuals from committing to volunteer with Junior Achievement (JA). Volunteer Parker Ridgely remembers this feeling very well. “I recall thinking I was not going to have enough time in my schedule to prepare before I walked into my first JA classroom,” says Ridgley. “I wondered what the teacher… Read More



Just One of the Cool Kids

October 9, 2018 2:58 pm

Karen Griffith learns something new every day. Volunteering with Junior Achievement in both elementary and middle schools for the past 10 years, Griffith recently learned alongside her JA students about wire transfers, exchange rates, and world markets in the JA Global Marketplace program. “I’m just one of the cool kids in class learning right there… Read More