Youth Advisory Board

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!

Download and fill out the application (click on the button below), and then return it along with a photo and letter of reference to Kelsie Byrd,  You may also drop off your application in person to Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Denver: 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206.  Top candidates will be called in for an interview, and the Board will be selected prior to the first meeting in August.

The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year has passed.  Check back in early 2020 for information about applying to the 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board.

2018-2019 Youth Advisory Board Members:

AJ Hammerstein, Co-Chair, 12th Grade, East High School
Brigid McNamara, Co-Chair, 11th Grade, George Washington High School

Maria Barun, 9th Grade, Cherry Creek High School
Connor Blue, 12th Grade, Regis Jesuit High School
Caroline Burke-Dullinger, 11th Grade, Colorado Academy
James Dahlen, 12th Grade, Kent Denver School
Milan Enayat, 11th Grade, DSST: Stapleton
Miles Louison, 12th Grade, Cherokee Trail High School
Ingrid Martinson, 11th Grade, DSST: Byers
Emma Murphy, 12th Grade, Kent Denver School
Clark Oh-Willeke, 12th Grade, George Washington High School
Jazmine Pace, 10th Grade, East High School
Medha Pan, 11th Grade, Cherokee Trail High School
Peter Reasoner, 10th Grade, Homeschool
Kiki Rosenthal, 9th Grade, Denver Jewish Day School
Andrew Rusin, 9th Grade, South High School
Jack Tasker, 11th Grade, Denver Academy

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