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Junior Achievement in a Day

On December 4th, all Northridge students will be participating in Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement’s volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-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 thousands of volunteer role models, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.

 

 

The JA Story

Empowering the next great business minds.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs for students which focus on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice. For example, students in an elementary school might learn about unit versus assembly line production by producing donuts. Or, high school students might participate in our popular JA Stock Market Challenge, a stock market simulation game in which teams compete to build their stock portfolios.

 

- Builds young people’s capacity to spur economic development and contribute to America’s global competitiveness.

- Inspires students to stay in school by demonstrating relevant benefits to education and work readiness. Partners with local businesses to provide rewarding employee volunteer programs.

- Trains 5,600 volunteers to teach students through relevant, responsive, innovative programs in more than 500 participating schools.

- Reached 125,425 students throughout Metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming during the 2014/15 school year.

- Implements fun, educational competitions like JA Stock Market Challenge and JA Business Week.

- Celebrated 65 years of service to Colorado in 2015.

 

Junior Achievement’s Mission

To prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy.

 

Junior Achievement’s Vision

We will strengthen our state’s competitiveness by bringing together the region’s largest and best trained force of passionate volunteers to teach and inspire generations of young people to be financially literate, self-sufficient, and have a shared culture of optimism, zeal and enterprise.

 

Junior Achievement’s Core Values

- Belief in the boundless potential of young people; the JA experience will be extended to all young people and schools regardless of their ability to pay
- Commitment to the principles of capitalism
- Passion for what we do and promotion of a culture of integrity, ethics and trust
- Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals
- Fostering a collaborative community of businesses, schools, volunteers and other service organizations
- We emulate entrepreneurial values in our business and encourage innovation, competition and risk

 

 

Junior Achievement’s Educational Pillars

Entrepreneurship – JA students have the ability to identify business opportunities, and apply effort and resources necessary to create new business endeavors.

Financial Literacy – JA students have a greater knowledge of economic concepts and terms for local and global enterprises, and personal money management.

Work Readiness – JA students possess the knowledge of and ability to organize personal characteristics and goals to match needs presented in the workplace.

December 2, 2015 | By aharvey | Category: Northridge Elementary School

District News

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.