Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado impacted over 15,000 Southern Colorado students in more than 750 classrooms during the 2017-2018 school year.
Our volunteer-delivered, 3rd -12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.
With the help of more than 600 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.
Click Here to see a short video about Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado from the perspective of local JA volunteers, teachers, and board members.
17th Annual JA Golf Classic
The 17th Annual Junior Achievement Golf Classic was Friday, August 2, 2019 at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club on Fort Carson. Thanks to our generous sponsors, golfers, and volunteers, the JA Golf Classic raised over $30,000! After enjoying breakfast from Chick-fil-A and coffee from Starbucks 128 Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day out on the golf course. When they finished their 18 holes, they were treated to a fantastic lunch provided by Tucano's Brazilian Grill. Special thanks go out to our Course Sponsor Schmidt Construction Company and our Hole in One Sponsor UMB Bank. Additional Contest Sponsors were HomeAdvisor, Mountain View Electric Association, Wells & West General Contractors and USI Insurance Services. Because of your generosity JA-SOCO will continue to ignite the spark in the youth of Southern Colorado so they know THEY CAN be successful in reaching their goals! View pictures from the event HERE.
26th Annual JA EVERYDAY HEROES Gala & Auction
The 26th Annual JA EVERYDAY HEROES Gala & Auction was Saturday, May 4th at The Colorado Springs DoubleTree by Hilton. Thanks to our sponsors, board of directors, and guests the Gala & Auction raised over $115,000. Because of your generosity we can continue our mission to inspire and prepare young people to own their economic success. This year's Presenting Sponsor was GE Johnson who helped bring in Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha as our keynote speaker. Our Summit Sponors included: El Pomar Foundation, FedEx Services, Lockheed Martin, and Schmidt Construction Company. You can view pictures from the gala HERE.
36th Annual JA Rock 'N Bowl- Saturday Night Live
February 2019, JA SoCo hosted the 36th Annual JA Rock 'N Bowl Presented by FedEx Services. "Saturday Night Live" was the theme at Summit at Interquest. Thank you to our 2019 Rock 'N Bowl Major Sponsors: Colorado Springs Business Journal, HomeAdvisor, PepsiCO, and Credit Union of Colorado. The event netted almost $80,000 for JA SoCo programs. We had a total of 150 teams and top fundrasing company was USAA. Thank you to all that participated and made the Saturday Night Live Rock 'N Bowl 2019 a "WILD & CRAZY time. See Photos Here