About Our Office

What is JA?

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization funded by local community members and businesses.

Since 1919, Junior Achievement has helped young people recognize how their talent and abilities can create better lives for themselves and those around them. JA reaches over 4 million students a year and is in 60 countries worldwide. JA's sequential and integrated kindergarten through grade 12 programs help young people use information, apply basic skills, think ritically, and solve complex problems.

JA brings volunteers form the community face to face with students for the simplest of human interaction-sharing. Classrom volunteers make economic concepts relevant, fuel the entrepeneurial spirit, and challenges students to excel.

JA's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to ensure a positive experience.


Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley helps students from Aspen to Parachute, Colorado. Junior Achievement strives to educate children in the importance of staying in school; teaches them how business and economics improve the quality of their lives; and allows them to understand that business development is the engine that drives our economy and creates jobs. Our programs focus on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.


Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley: Teaching business classes in our valley's schools since 1999. Serving over 3,000 students in more than 142 classes throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, and sponsoring a $1,000 college scholarship for a local student each year.