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Category: Volunteers

January 3, 2019

Teamwork Skills From JA Are Long-Lasting

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...

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December 18, 2018

“I take my seat at the table”

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...

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December 10, 2018

College And Elementary Students Learn Life Lessons From Each Other

[caption id="attachment_17051" align="alignright" width="700"] Malley Drive Elementary principal Francesca Craver talks to CU Denver sociology students about her school and their experience working with the school's students as JA volunteers.[/caption]...

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Trip Home Sparks Passion for JA Volunteer

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...

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JA Alum Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

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...

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November 2, 2018

Alum Becomes Top Realtor, Gives Back to JA Students

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...

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October 30, 2018

Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way of JA

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...

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October 9, 2018

Just One of the Cool Kids

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...

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July 24, 2018

JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

[caption id="attachment_18143" align="alignleft" width="400"] Nick Quinlan, JA Business Week volunteer, addresses the audience at the closing ceremony[/caption] Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week "set...

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