Apply to the 2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board

Youth Advisory Board

A collage of 2020-2021 youth advisory board members is depicted

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!

Applications will be available for the 2022/2023 Youth Board in early March 2022.  If you have any questions about the application process, contact Betsy Sklar, bsklar@yacenter.org.

2021-2022 Youth Advisory Board Members:

Ashley Dunn (Co-Chair), Prospect Ridge Academy, 12th Grade
Andrew Rusin (Co-Chair), Denver South High School, 12th Grade

Angelina Akdis, Kent Denver School, 12th Grade
Neil Bhavikatti, Cherry Creek High School, 10th Grade
Nolan Cooper, J.K. Mullen High School, 12th Grade
Alex Geldzahler, Denver East High School, 10th Grade
Robert Grawemeyer, Denver East High School, 11th Grade
William Johnson, Prospect Ridge Academy, 12th Grade
Ben Katanic, Valor Christian High School, 10th Grade
Joe Miller, Cherry Creek High School, 11th Grade
Madeline Penning, J.K. Mullen High School, 10th Grade
Hannah Reyes, St. Mary’s Academy, 10th Grade
Natalie Rusin, Denver South High School, 11th Grade
Sophie Salazar, George Washington High School, 10th Grade
Emma Seneshen, St. Mary’s Academy, 12th Grade
Jesus Soto, Boulder High School, 12th Grade
Evan Stubbs, Kent Denver High School, 12th Grade

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