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
One-Day Summer Classes by Money Matters
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: for ages 3-5; a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting
  • Scavenger Hunt: for 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:

Dates: May 10th
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206
Cost: $0
Register using the form below.

 

One-Day Summer Classes by Money Matters

These events were specifically designed to teach kids, ages 8-13, about money while having fun!

The July 17th date has been cancelled. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Class-Specific Information:

Business Basics (ages 11-13) is where kids can learn how to start a new business, then create a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of judges! the camper with the highest-rated business plan will win a great prize.

Business Basics classes will be held July 10th and July 22nd at our Branch in the Z Place Building (4800 Telluride Street, Building 5, Denver, CO 80249).

Earning, Spending, Saving, Sharing (ages 8-10) is an opportunity for kids to ask questions and get answers about money. Participants will engage in hands-on activities and play games like The Great Savings Race.

These classes will be held June 17th, July 24th, and August 5th at our Branch in the Z Place Building (4800 Telluride Street, Building 5, Denver, CO 80249). We will also host this class at our Belmar location (401 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226) on June 19th.

Banking & You (ages 8-10) brings banking concepts to life with guests from the Federal Reserve Bank and the chance to create their own vault to take home.

Banking & You classes will be held on July 8th and July 15th at our Branch in the Z Place Building (4800 Telluride Street, Denver, CO 80249).

General Information:

Dates: June 17th, June 19th, July 8th, July 10th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 24th, and August 5th – The July 17th date has been cancelled. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Z Place Building on the Evie Dennis Campus 4800 Telluride Street, Building 5, Denver, CO 80249
OR Our Belmar Location 401 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226
Cost: $0
Register using the form below.
Other Information: Parents/Guardians should fill out a waiver form prior to the class and all students should bring a packed lunch.

 

Girl Scout Badge Classes

Starting in March, Young Americans and Girl Scouts of Colorado are partnering to offer classes that assist girls in earning financial literacy badges. Troop leaders may find more information here.

If you have questions, contact Sara at 303-320-3214 or ssankovich@yacenter.org.