This past Friday our Transworld Denver team and other fellow entrepreneurs climbed one of Colorado's famous 14ers (14,000-foot mountains for you non-locals!) to raise funds and awareness for Junior Achievement of Rocky Mountain. The Charity Ascent will be an annual event for us to support one a local charity that really supports the mission and vision we live by.
Junior Achievement prepares young adults to grow and thrive in a modern economy through education and inspiration to pursue the entrepreneurial dream. They achieve this by providing programs and education address free enterprise and personal financial literacy. Just this past school year, JA provided these services to more than 125,000 students in 537 schools in Colorado and Wyoming. The programs JA provides have always been free to schools and students and remain so solely through volunteer and donor efforts.
When my wife, Jessica, and I pursued the Transworld Denver office in 2013 we were introduced to JA as Transworld supports JA in all of our local markets. As entrepreneurs that had no formal training or business education in our youth, we find the work they do necessary and inspiring.
The hike up 14,036 feet to the top of Mount Sherman was a success and we can only hope that the event has and will continue to generate even more volunteers and sponsors for a great organization. The planning for the 2016 event is already underway with the date and climb information scheduled to be released in March.
If you would like to support Junior Achievement - Rocky Mountain please visit their website. If you would like to participate in the Charity Ascent next year either as a participant or a sponsor, contact us to be added to the list for 2016.