Schomp Parts & Service Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Real-World Learning in the Schomp Parts & Service Shop

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Today was a busy day in the Young AmeriTowne Parts and Service Shop named, “You Break It Me Fix It.”  Employees performed maintenance for vehicles in Towne and sold lollipops and sunglasses to their customers.  If it weren’t for the size of the shop and the age of the workers, who are all fifth graders at Aurora Academy, you would …

Spark Change leaders from McAuliffe

A Service Day to Remember

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On Friday, April 5, the student leaders from McAuliffe International completed a whole day of service as the culminating activity of the Spark Change program.  This outstanding group of 6th-8th graders has worked together since the fall researching local nonprofits and leading their school in collecting change to donate to these nonprofits.  The 50 student leaders who participated in the …

Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity Investments’ lasting impact on young learners

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It’s National Volunteer Week and a perfect time to shine a spotlight on a Young Americans Center for Financial Education partner that provides time, talent and treasure: Fidelity Investments.  Thanks to Fidelity Investments, young people from all backgrounds receive a hands-on lesson in financial education that lasts into adulthood. Fidelity Investments has funded the Send-a-School initiative of Young Americans Center …

Campers at RYOB Summer Camp

Top five reasons to send your child to Young Americans Center Summer Camps

Mary Tallerday-Smith Classes + Camps, Events, International Towne, Programs, Spark Change, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Summer will be here before we know it, which means warmer days, vacations, and summer camps for your children!  Keep reading for the top five reasons you should consider sending your child to a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education this year.  And don’t just take our word for it–see what last year’s campers had to say …

Concept of the Month

Concept of the Month: Be Your Own Boss

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Be your own boss, start your own business, create your own invention! You don’t have to be an adult to start your own business. Take a look at these kids who started their own businesses and entered our Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars competition in 2018: Liam Lennon, age 12, Owner of The Lucky Penny Emily Rudnick, age 15, Creator of …

What makes the newspaper in Young AmeriTowne?

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Extra, extra, read all about it!  Each day, the Young AmeriTowne Newspaper reports the day’s most important news in a real, four-page newspaper.  This real-life experience in journalism is possible because of long-time supporter The Denver Post. Young Americans Center for Financial Education first partnered with The Denver Postnearly 20 years ago to create a life-like Newspaper shop.  Volunteers from …

Best Week Ever: Entrepreneurs Win Big at YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camps

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Thinking about spring break brings to mind a relaxing vacation.  But for 48 entrepreneurs, this year’s spring break was spent creating the perfect business idea as part of YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camps, a partnership between Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Denver Public Libraries. The YouthBiz StartUp curriculum guides 11-14 year-olds through the basics of creating a business idea.  Young people …

Colorado & Company: Nerdy Crochet

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Have you ever heard of amigurumi?  These adorable, crocheted creatures are a big hit on Etsy, and 15-year-old Josephine “Joey” Stockton is an amigurumi expert.  She’s owned her own business, Nerdy Crochet, for seven months now, and her signature items relate to science, technology, engineering and math—think multi-colored crocheted test tubes or a blood cell biology kit!  Joey is hoping …

Sponsor Spotlight: Safeway Foundation Opens a Miniature Market for Kids

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There’s a brand-new shop in Young AmeriTowne in Lakewood: the Safeway Market!  This mini-Safeway provides a real-world lesson in what it takes to operate a grocery store to fifth grade students from across the metro area. The Safeway Market debuted on Wednesday, March 27 when students from McGraw Elementary school ran AmeriTowne.  McGraw students joined Todd Broderick, Denver Division President …

Students Spark Change and Support Animals and Families in Need

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This is the time of the year when the Spark Change program has the most impact on the community.  This program provides a hands-on experience in philanthropy as students collect change to donate to nonprofits of their choice. Starting in the fall, student leaders spend time researching and making some tough decisions.  They need to decide who they want to …