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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

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”