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Concept of the Month: Investment Info and Stock Market IQ

Patricia Wells Bank, General Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered what the stock market is and how it works? When people buy stock, they actually buy a small portion of a company (like Mattel, Kellogg’s, Nintendo, Disney or Apple), and when they perform well, the stock becomes more valuable. When companies do poorly, however, stock value declines. When you sell a stock whose value has increased, ...
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Concept of the Month: 10 Important $ Rules

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Good money management skills can be developed at an early age! As a young adult, you can master money management by closely following these ten financial rules. 1. Money spent must never exceed available income. 2. Save part of all the money you receive. 3. Put your money to work earning interest. 4. Avoid borrowing because interest charges are added ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Safeway Supports Experiential Learning

Carolyn Stevens-Wood General, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

One thing the students learn right away when they work at the Towne Market through the Young AmeriTowne program, is competition is a healthy and inevitable part of running a business. As the 5th grade students enter the Young AmeriTowne Belmar location in Lakewood, they are prepared for a fun and engaging day. Through their classroom curriculum, they have learned ...

Meet a Mentor: Jim Reuter, CEO, FirstBank

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to introduce the third presenting mentor in our 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition: Jim Reuter, CEO of FirstBank.  One lucky winner of this year’s competition will work with him throughout the coming year to improve his or her business! Reuter has extensive banking experience, starting his career at FirstBank in ...

Meet a Mentor: Jeff Bennis, Vice President, Rifkin and Associates

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This week, we invite you to meet the second of our three distinguished mentors hosting a youth entrepreneur in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition.  Jeff Bennis is Vice President of Rifkin and Associates, Inc. Mr. Bennis was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Rifkin & Associates, Inc. (R&A) from 1994-2003. The privately held company operated cable television systems ...

Meet a Mentor: Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D., President and CEO, Craig Hospital

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we are highlighting for the 2021 competition is Jandel Allen-Davis, President and CEO of Craig Hospital - a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Comcast Invests in Advancing Digital Equity and Developing Digital Literacy Skills Through YouthBiz

Patricia Wells General, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

In its most recent Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) offers a collection of strategies, investments, and policy recommendations in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Chief among them are a call for reskilling and upskilling the workforce in order to facilitate an equitable economic recovery.  To meet emerging shifts in employer demand, the CDWC specifically …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Champions Youth Entrepreneurship

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Established in 1992, YouthBiz is a leading provider of youth entrepreneurship programs in Colorado. YouthBiz programs are dedicated to helping young people, particularly those who face academic, social and economic barriers, experience business creation opportunities. Through hands-on programs and real-life experiences, young people participate in all levels of entrepreneurship, from learning the basics of developing a business idea to marketing ...
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2021 Summer Camp Policies

Patricia Wells Classes + Camps, General Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education 2021 Summer Camp Policies   Thank you for choosing Young Americans Center for Financial Education for your child this summer. We are excited to offer camps and understand there are many questions you may have prior to sending your child. Below you fill find several frequently asked questions as well as other precautionary measures ...
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Concept of the Month: Wanna Be a Millionaire?

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The best way to accumulate wealth is to start NOW! Save your money, get a summer job, invent something the world can't live without, or start your own business. Here are some savvy summer job ideas to get you started: CLEANING SERVICES: Washing windows, washing and waxing cars and boats, cleaning pools, cleaning aquariums, cleaning garages, cleaning small shops and ...