Money Matters Classes

Money Matters Classes

Young Americans offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences, centered on financial literacy. Money Matters classes are a great way for families to learn about money together. We offer several types of classes on Saturdays, as well as summer classes. Many of these events are free, so please check out the details below!

Second Saturdays at Young Americans

Girl Scout Badge Classes

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Second Saturdays at Young Americans

Join us the second Saturday of each month for a unique learning experience, designed especially for youth, ages 3-8, and their parents.  Families attending our Second Saturdays classes will be treated to an interactive tour of Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world for young people. Then, students and parents will participate in games and activities that teach young people about the importance of money and banking — and how parents can reinforce those lessons at home.

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting
  • Scavenger Hunt (ages 6-8) – explore Young Americans Bank by taking part in a special Scavenger Hunt

Second Saturdays are perfect for the family wanting to open a bank account.  Once the games are finished, kids have the opportunity to take advantage of a real-life, hands-on learning experience by opening a new savings account. If your child already has an account with Young Americans, Second Saturdays are an ideal way to participate in our referral program.

General Information:

2014 Dates: October 11th, November 8th

2015 Dates: January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, and May 9th

Time: Activities last from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Bank accounts may be opened immediately following the activities.

Location: 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Cost: $0

Special Instructions: Please bring photo identification and a social security/ITIN number if you would like to open a new account for your child.

Girl Scout Badge Classes

We are excited to start another semester of Girl Scout badge classes. We offer a variety of classes for all age ranges. Daisies, Brownies and Cadettes please join us for a fun morning of lessons and games to become financially savvy and have a better understanding of money, budgeting, even philanthropy. Don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us to see what classes we will be offering in the Spring.

Philanthropist Badge

Brownies (7-9 yrs)

Join Young Americans Center for Financial Education for a unique opportunity to earn a badge and learn how to spend your cookie money wisely!

Young Americans has been teaching kids about money for more than 25 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Philanthropist badge. Girls will explore different ways to help those in need, as well as how to assist in times of emergency. Then, troop members will create a plan to put their knowledge to use.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. The class will go from 10:00-12:00 on October 11th. The cost is $10 per girl and includes the badges for troop leaders to distribute.

Please contact Debbie Schaller at 303-320-3237 or dschaller@yacenter.org for registration information.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate unpaid siblings at this event.

Money Counts Badge (submitted to GS)

Daisies (5-6 yrs)

Join Young Americans Center for Financial Education for a unique opportunity to earn a badge and learn how to spend your cookie money wisely!

Young Americans has been teaching kids about money for more than 25 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Money Counts badge. Activities will include games and simulations that allow girls to become comfortable with coins and paper bills.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education from 10:00-11:30 on Saturday, September 13th. The address is 3550 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206. The cost is $10 per girl and includes the badge for troop leaders to distribute.

Please contact Debbie Schaller at 303-320-3237 or dschaller@yacenter.org for registration information.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate unpaid siblings at this event.

Budgeting Badge

Cadettes (11-14 yrs)

Join Young Americans Center for Financial Education for a unique opportunity to learn about financial literacy!

Young Americans has been teaching kids about money for more than 25 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Participants who attend this event will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Budgeting badge. Girls will determine their spending values, track their spending habits, set savings goals, and imagine what their lives may look like in ten years.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, November 8th. The address is 3550 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206. The cost is $10 per girl and includes the badge for troop leaders to distribute.

Please contact Debbie Schaller at 303-320-3237 or dschaller@yacenter.org for registration information.