Pollo Nugget Studio youth-owned business

Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace: Evelyn’s Story

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Lakewood resident and Denver Academy junior Evelyn Murphy has turned her passion for art into a business, Pollo Nugget Studio.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season. Pollo Nugget Studio’s signature collection features Evelyn’s original paintings and prints of chickens.  Colorful, bright, and full of personality, the …

Freeze-dried skittles

Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace: Reina’s Story

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Centennial resident and high school freshman Reina Crowley is on a mission to reduce the amount of food people waste through her business Mile High Freeze Dry.  Purchase her products (and so many others from youth-owned businesses!) at the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace, which opens today! Mile High Freeze Dry specializes in freeze-dried fruit, candy, ice cream, and more.  According to …

Colorado Gives Day Dec. 8, 2020

Support Hands-on Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education invites Coloradans to support hands-on financial education programs for youth by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2020.  This type of education is needed now more than ever! We believe that providing youth with hands-on programs and real-life skills, together with career development opportunities will lead to: financially-independent individuals; financially-independent families; economic development; and strong communities. With no state mandate …

Tips for Entrepreneurs

Asher Hey YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has an incredible program called YouthBiz where kids can learn all about becoming an entrepreneur.  From learning the basics of how to run a business to marketing and selling your product, YouthBiz allows young people to participate in all levels of entrepreneurship.  I was fortunate to attend Denver Startup Week in 2017, and the …

King Soopers Hats in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Learn Adaptability Thanks to King Soopers

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

When businesses across the Denver metro area shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, grocery stores did not.  They continued to provide essential products to customers while adapting to a new normal. The Denver Business Journal recently announced that one such retailer, King Soopers, had the largest market share of local consumer spending on groceries this year.  This caught our attention as King Soopers is this same grocery store that provides …

A Dream Job at Young Americans Bank

Janet Redwine Bank 4 Comments

For Loan Officer Natasha Rea, working at Young Americans Bank is her dream job.  She just became the Bank’s new Loan Officer, so I sat down with her to learn more about her passion for youth financial education.  You could argue that Natasha Rea grew up at Young Americans Bank.  Her mother worked in the Accounting department, which meant that Natasha became knew the Tellers …

Concept of the Month

Concept of the Month: Debit versus Credit

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These two words sound similar, but in fact they are very different: debit and credit.  This month, Young Americans Bank introduces these two concepts to help youth understand what they are and how they are used in the banking world. Credit The term credit relates to borrowing.  When using a credit card, you borrow money from the credit card company to …

Young Americans COVID-19 Updates

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Thank you for your support of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank.  As the safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know we are taking precautions, outlined here, to help us all stay healthy. …

Young AmeriTowne Student Workbook

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm is on a mission to help people

Chris O'Reilly Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

With a belief that education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities and that all youth deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential, State Farm’s support of hands-on learning at Young American Center couldn’t be more relevant and instrumental. State Farm supports programs that provide today’s youth with the tools and resources which help them achieve life …