Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Our Goal is to Bring Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Work-Readiness Education to Southern Colorado.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2018 iteration will be held on November 27, 2018. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
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.
Junior Achievement Shifts Delivery of JA Finance Park from Bricks & Mortar to Mobile & Virtual
Ted Mossman, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado 2016-2018 Board Chair, recently wrote an editorial in the Colorado Springs Business Journal articulating our recent shift. Click here to read about how this move will be more fiscally responsible and entrepreneurial.
Colorado Springs Workforce Asset Map (WAM!)
The Workforce Asset Map (WAM!) is a "one stop," free, online tool that helps job seekers, employers, and students identify and easily access workforce-related resources with in the Colorado Springs region. WAM!
25th Annual JA SoCo Gala & Auction
The 25th Annual JA SoCo Red Carpet & Silver Screen Gala & Auction was Saturday May 5th, 2018 at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort. Thank you to our sponsors, board of director members, and guest the Gala & Auction raised over $115,000. Because of your generosity we can continue our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Our Summit Sponors included: El Pomar Foundation, FedEx Services, Independent Bank, Lockheed Martin, and Schmidt Construction Company. You can view pictures from the gala HERE.
35th Annual JA Rock 'N Bowl- Play for JA!
February 2018, JA SoCo hosted the 35th Annual JA Rock 'N Bowl Presented by FedEx Services. "Play for JA" was the theme at our new location, Summit at Interquest. Thank you to our 2018 Rock 'N Bowl Major Sponsors: Colorado Springs Business Journal, GE Johnson Conctruction Company, HomeAdvisor, Pepsi CO, Taco Bell, and USI. The event netted almost $92,000 for JA SoCo programs. We had a total of 163 teams and top fundrasing teams included: JA-USA, Kinder-Morgan, Lockheed Martin, and USAA. Thank you to all that "Played for JA" and made Rock 'N Bowl 2018 a HUGE success! View Photos Here!