Category: Volunteers

July 27, 2022

JA-Rocky Mountain Participates in the CSU Global Business Academy

Gerald Chen, CFO of OtterProducts leads the JA Career Success workshop at the CSU Global Academy last month. This July, students from around the globe participated in an immersive, ten-day...

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June 28, 2022

2022 Volunteer, Educator & Advocate of the Year

Each year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) names one person or organization Volunteer, Educator and Advocate of the Year. The recipient is hand-selected by JA staff members in recognition of their...

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April 20, 2021

JA Volunteer Returns to Same Teacher’s Class for 23 Years

JA volunteer Tom Cordova In 1998, Junior Achievement connected three individuals whose lives have never been the same since. Angela Burmeister, a JA staff member at the time, made presentations...

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April 12, 2021

JA Tackling Teens’ Growing Distrust of Corporate America

Just 17 percent of Americans believe business executives have a high level of honesty and ethical standards, according to a recent Gallup poll, a decline of three percentage points from...

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March 29, 2021

Community Partner J.E. Dunn Builds Camaraderie, a Playhouse, and More for JA

Above: Employees of J.E. Dunn regularly volunteer in JA classrooms and at JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica. Above photos taken prior to the pandemic. Junior Achievement is fortunate to...

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March 18, 2021

Alumna Credits JA with Launching Her College Career

University of Denver student Janeth Mancha learned of Junior Achievement as an elementary student when her older brother talked about his experience in JA. “Back when I was in third...

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June 3, 2020

Meet the JA Volunteer Who Has Worked with the Same Group of Students for Four Years, This Year Virtually

Malina Peterson Even a pandemic that forced students to learn from a distance didn’t stop Junior Achievement volunteer Malina Peterson from leading JA lessons with her group of Northeast Elementary...

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April 21, 2020

An Accountant by Trade and a Storyteller at Heart, Mark Wynne Named JA’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year

JA-Rocky Mountain's 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Week is presented by TIAA. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain is proud to name Mark Wynne as its 2020 Volunteer of the Year, presented by TIAA. Since...

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April 2, 2020

One woman inspires 5,000 JA students (and counting)

After decades of teaching and eight years of volunteering with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA), Susan Zapata is an expert with kids. She’s volunteered in 220 JA classes, making a...

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