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Sponsor Spotlight: Cambiar Investors is Passionate About Creating Opportunities for Kids

Carolyn Stevens-Wood General, Programs, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Denver-based asset management firm, Cambiar Investors, has partnered with Young Americans Center for Financial Education for 15 years. They believe in investing with the courage of their convictions, thinking deeply and differently to find the best ideas for their clients. Young Americans does the same with the students that attend our programs. Looking to provide the absolute best paths to …

Meet a Mentor: Mark Cordova, President, Centennial Bolt, Inc.

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The second of our three distinguished mentors hosting a youth entrepreneur in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition is Mark Cordova, President of Centennial Bolt, Inc. In 1979, after graduating from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Administration, Mark moved to Denver and founded Centennial Bolt, Inc. - a fastener distribution business which grew to become one ...
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Youth Advisory Board Co-Chairs: Gabe Nagel and Hannah Reyes

Patricia Wells Bank, General, Get Involved Leave a Comment

The Youth Advisory Board originated shortly after the opening of Young Americans Bank. Bill Daniels liked having youth involved during the development of the bank and its offerings. He valued their opinions and treated them as knowledgeable and valuable advisors. Over the next several months, you’ll be introduced to each of this year’s Youth Advisory Board members. They are taking …

Meet a Mentor: Randy Wells, Former Managing Director, RBC Capital

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Each year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is pleased to introduce the first of our presenting mentors for the 2022 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition: Randy Wells, former Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets’ Communications, Media, and Entertainment Group. One lucky winner …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Schlessman Family Foundation and Community First Foundation Support Philanthropy and Giving Back

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What do youth documentaries, Colorado rivers and homeless pets all have in common? These causes were all supported by Young AmeriTowne students as they learned about philanthropy and giving back to their community. Schlessman Family Foundation Philanthropy Check Presentation Each year, the Center’s Youth Advisory Board selects a total of 12 nonprofit organizations for students to learn about. During  their ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Xcel Energy is Energizing the Future

Carolyn Stevens-Wood General, Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

In 2022, the Xcel Energy Foundation revised its grant program to bolster their community impact, better align with the company’s business priorities, and reflect their diversity, equity and inclusion commitments. The new program, Energizing the Future, strategically targets their foundation giving within three focus areas: STEM Career Pathways, Environmental Sustainability and Community Vitality. To further demonstrate Xcel Energy’s commitment to …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Helps Youth Achieve Their Full Potential

Carolyn Stevens-Wood General, Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Since its inception, the Janus Henderson Foundation has contributed $45 million to thousands of nonprofits and Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to be one of them! As they help people to reach their goals with their investment products, Janus Henderson also invests in their community. With a mission to help youth achieve their full potential through access …

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Young Entrepreneurs Flourish at Aspen Crossing Elementary’s YouthBiz Pitch Finale

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On Friday, May 20th, YouthBiz hosted the finale of our StartUp program for the students of Aspen Crossing Elementary School.  The event took place at MSU Denver’s Science building as a culminating field trip for participating students.  One hundred fifth grade students participated, all hoping to impress local business leaders with their business pitches and prototypes.  Over ten days, the …

Anna Brekken - Colorado and Company May 2022

Colorado and Company: AnnaMade Design Co.

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Anna Brekken, owner of AnnaMade Design Co., was not only a finalist in the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition, she also runs her own Etsy shop, is a regular vendor at YouthBiz Marketplaces and craft fairs, and – fun fact – she plays the organ(!). Anna has always enjoyed arts and crafts, so when her grandmother taught her …