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 3-12, 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.

Second Saturdays are perfect for families 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.

2015 Second Saturday Schedule:  Young Americans Center, Denver CO

January 10, 2015
 
  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • Banking Bingo (ages 6-8) – kids learn the basics of banking by playing a bank version of the game Bingo

February 14, 2015

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • Nora’s Budget (ages 9-12)- participants learn budgeting basics and create their own budget

March 14, 2015

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • See Your Savings Grow (ages 6-8)- kids discuss long term vs. short term savings goals and have the opportunity to set their own savings goals.

April is Financial Literacy Month!

Every Saturday in April, Young Americans will host age specific classes centered around topics such as goal setting, credit awareness and making wise financial decisions.  Parents, as always, are encouraged to join their student in these classes to learn how to discuss and apply these topics at home.

April 4, 2015

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • Savings Game (ages 9-12)- An interactive game where kids discuss ways to save money and learn how to budget for emergencies. 

April 11, 2015

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • Smart Goals (ages 6-8)- kids learn about ways to set and keep “S.M.A.R.T” goals

April 18, 2015

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • Debit vs. Credit Jeopardy (ages 12-14)- learn the differences between credit and debit cards by playing the game of Jeopardy

April 25, 2015

  • Coin Carnival (ages 3-5) – a variety of money-themed games that teach coin recognition and counting.
  • Wants vs. Needs (ages 6-8)- kids learn the differences between a need and a want and discuss how to save for each of these goals.

General Information:

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! Join us on the second Saturday of each month for a fun morning of lessons and games to become financially savvy and have a better understanding of money, budgeting, and philanthropy. Each month, we will offer a different badge class, from Daisies to Cadettes, please contact us to register your troop and get more information.

Daisies (ages 5-6): Making Choices Badge

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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 Making Choices badge. Activities will include games and simulations that allow girls to become comfortable with making financial choice and setting wise goals.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, January 10, 2015.  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.

 

Brownies (ages 7-9) Money Managers Badge

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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 Managers badge. Girls will explore discuss the difference between wants and needs and discuss how to make wise decisions when they think about how to spend their money.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. The class will go from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, February 14, 2015. 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.

Juniors (ages 10-11) Business Owner Badge

Saturday, March 14, 2015

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 Business Owner badge. Girls will discuss how to start and run their own business and will come up with a business plan to implement their ideas.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  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.

Cadettes (ages 11-14) Budgeting Badge

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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, April 11, 2015.  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.

Juniors (ages 10-11) Savvy Shopper Badge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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 Savvy Shopper badge. Girls will determine how to wisely spend and keep track of their money.

The event will be held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  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.