YouthBiz College for Kids campers

Opportunities Abound at College for Kids

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This summer, 200 fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-graders are going to college by participating in the College for Kids program.  Held at three Aims Community College campuses in Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Lupton, College For Kids provides hands-on educational experiences in sports, art, STEM, and even entrepreneurship through YouthBiz. The first week of camp occurred at the Greeley campus where …

University of Denver College

Sponsor Spotlight: DU helps answer, “What should I be when I grow up?”

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An important aspect of the Young AmeriTowne program is providing career exploration opportunities for elementary students.  Thanks to the University of Denver, fourth and fifth grade students can do this for free in the AmeriTowne College shop! Connor*, age 10, was a Career Counselor at the Young AmeriTowne College when Willow Creek Elementary ran the Towne this past spring.  His …

New YouthBiz Partner Offers Summer Programs for Teens

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Looking for an educational and inspiring activity for your teen this summer? We know that summer can be challenging. Younger teens have challenges finding a summer job, and those who do work part time have to juggle sports practices and other long standing extracurricular activities.  These commitments make it more difficult for teens to capitalize on opportunities over the summers, …

Summer Camp Bank Deposit

Looking for 37 Donor Friends!

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If you were 10 years old, and your family had no money for “extras,” what would be the best news ever? How about a scholarship to the summer camp of your dreams! For 37 deserving students, the answer is “Yes! There’s a place for you at Jr. Money Matters, Girls Can, International Towne, …” In fact, every camp, from the brand …

AmeriTowne On the Road

Changing Lives: Alpine Bank brings AmeriTowne to Durango and Beyond

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What’s even more exciting than the last day of school?  A visit to Young AmeriTowne! During the last few weeks of their school year, 355 Durango-area students from eight different elementary schools experienced an exciting day in Young AmeriTowne.  Local presenting sponsor Alpine Bank made this experience possible for a fourth straight year. Through this portable version of Young AmeriTowne, …

KONE Ice Cream

Youth “Biz” of the Month: KONE Ice Cream

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14-year-old Ezra Ekuban just started a new business that already has a big following!  KONE is a premium ice cream starter made with the finest organic and all-natural ingredients.  You can find his products online or at the Parkers Farmers Market on Sunday’s from 8am-1pm.  He has applied to the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in hopes of making …

AmeriTowne Denver Donation Station

Schlessman Family Foundation Creates a Culture of Giving in Young AmeriTowne

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Students from Willow Creek Elementary spent their second-to-last day of fifth grade at an exciting place: Young AmeriTowne!  This experience was even more memorable due to a special philanthropy presentation that included local nonprofits, all thanks to support from Schlessman Family Foundation. Young Americans first collaborated with Schlessman Family Foundation in 2000 to create a philanthropy lesson for Young AmeriTowne.  …

YouthBiz StartUp prototype

Grant Beacon Middle School Students Solve Problems in YouthBiz StartUp

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“An entrepreneur is someone who builds something to make the world a better place.” –Jesalee, sixth grader at Grant Beacon Middle School, YouthBiz StartUp Participant On Tuesday, May 21, young entrepreneurs from Grant Beacon Middle School pitched their world-changing business ideas to wrap up their fourth quarter YouthBiz StartUp class.  Business pitches proved that these 13 sixth, seventh, and eighth …