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
Money $ense Saturday
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.

 

Money $ense Saturday

Students, ages 11-14, are invited to experience a day in the life of an adult by participating in Money $ense Saturday. Attendees at this event will not only learn how to create a budget, but they will also make purchases that simulate those made in real life.

General Information:

Date: April 19th
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206
Cost: $10
Register using the form below
Other Information: All students should bring a packed lunch. Payment will be accepted at the event or you may request an invoice be sent afterward. Cash and check are accepted at our location. If you wish to use a credit card, please call our finance department.

 

One-Day Summer Classes by Money Matters

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

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.

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.

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.

General Information:

Dates: June 17th, June 19th, July 8th, July 10th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 24th, and August 5th
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 St. 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.