Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) is proud to partner with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) to ensure that students are prepared to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.
CRED is the presenting sponsor of JA’s fourth grade program, JA Our Region. This program introduces students to Colorado’s natural resources and shows them how entrepreneurs use resources to offer products and services in the region. CRED also supports the JA STEM Job Shadow program that introduces middle and high school students to careers and job skills they can obtain with a successful education. Additionally, JA engages volunteers who are currently working in the energy industry to facilitate JA programs and share their personal work experiences, providing students with real-world examples of such careers. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in JA programs are more likely to finish school and secure employment at higher rates than their peers.
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Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. With training from JA, you can help K-12 students learn important concepts surrounding entrepreneurship, career readiness, and financial responsibility.
JA’s classroom based programs are traditionally presented by a volunteer through 45-minute lessons once a week for five to seven weeks. You can also participate in a single high impact event called JA in a Day, in which all the sessions are delivered in one day. In addition to JA’s classroom based programs, JA needs volunteers to implement its experiential programs, which give students the opportunity to experience the real world, including JA STEM Job Shadows. As a JA volunteer, you’ll receive materials, training and ongoing support from the JA staff throughout the program.
JA would like to engage even more volunteers from the energy companies to facilitate programs that integrate opportunities to share information about Colorado’s energy industry and your personal and professional experience. The time and information you share will make a real difference in the lives of our future professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders and work force. Students who participate in JA understand how to control their finances, are better prepared for the workforce and feel they are personally in control of their destiny, which contributes towards their overall optimism, and our state’s economic vitality.