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



Volunteering with JA offers young professional “an opportunity for self-growth”

March 25, 2019 3:56 pm

Volunteers are the backbone of Junior Achievement (JA). They generously offer their time, passion, work and life experience with kids in our communities, and without them, our efforts to prepare young people for the 21st century workplace and global economy wouldn’t be possible. JA is fortunate enough to work with individuals who have a unique… Read More



Hands-On Activities at Otter Products Headquarters Help JA High School Students Become Career-Ready

March 4, 2019 11:49 pm

Last week at the Otter Products headquarters in Fort Collins, a group of teenagers twirled green pipe cleaners into each other’s hair, explaining to their class the benefits and ease of their new “product” – a multifunctional hair accessory. Fashioning pipe cleaners into a product and presenting an advertisement wasn’t simply for amusement, though. Behind… Read More



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