Apply to the 2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board

Youth Advisory Board

collage of 2020-2021 youth advisory board members

This inspiring group of 8th-12 graders is the face of Young Americans.  The Youth Advisory Board meets once a month to advise and oversee Young Americans Bank and the nonprofit programs of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.

Board members:

  • are selected through an application and interview process;
  • meet one Saturday a month from August to April- a one-year term;
  • learn about business, banking and the nonprofit world;
  • gain experience in leadership and business etiquette;
  • provide a youth perspective to the adult board and management;
  • participate in special functions and events;
  • become lifetime members of the alumni association after serving a one-year term.

Joy Peck Grainger, Youth Advisory Board Member 1992-1993:

I was honored to serve on the Youth Advisory Board…and attribute much of my later success professionally to the foundation laid by the experience there. I wouldn’t be a US Diplomat serving in India today without the role models (Linda Childears!) I met through the Young Americans Bank…I strongly encourage teens to apply; you won’t regret it!

How do I become a member of the Youth Advisory Board?

First, you need to apply!

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board.  For questions about next year’s application process, contact Betsy Sklar,

Applications for the 2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board are due by midnight on Friday, May 21, 2021.

2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board Members:

Amelia Marcum, Co-Chair, Regis Jesuit High School, 12th Grade
William Forbes, Co-Chair, Kent Denver High School, 12th Grade

Ryan Blue, Regis Jesuit High School, 11th Grade
Willam Grawemeyer, East High School, 12th Grade
Kaelyn Harris, East High School, 11th Grade
Asher Hey, Graland Country Day School, 8th Grade
Sloan Hurley, Kent Denver High School, 12th Grade
Benjamin Katanic, Valor Christian High School, 9th Grade
Owen Lennon, Cherry Creek High School, 9th Grade
Madeline Penning, Mullen High School, 9th Grade
Claire Welch, Kent Denver High School, 11th Grade

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