On May 18 and 19, employees at Bridgepoint Education’s (NYSE: BPI) new Ashford University Denver Online Center volunteered to be Teachers for a Day with Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain. More than 60 employees commuted to local classrooms at two different schools in the Denver area to teach classes at the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade levels.
Bridgepoint Education has partnered with Junior Achievement in the San Diego area for three years and the company was eager to expand the relationship to its new Denver office. As part of the partnership, Bridgepoint has agreed to sponsor Junior Achievement’s Denver-based “Igniting the American Spirit” program through the Denver Online Center. The program will inject $10,000 a year into Junior Achievement’s “Ignite” efforts (with the Colorado Council for Economic Education) to improve school children’s understanding of sound financial behavior.
“We are very excited to have established a long-term relationship with Junior Achievement here in the Denver metro area,” stated Mitch Thomas, vice president of Ashford University’s Denver Online Center. “It’s a fantastic beginning to Bridgepoint Education’s contribution to Denver.”
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education’s postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education’s regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.