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Concept of the Month: Credit Smarts

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WHAT IS CREDIT? As much as we wish credit was 'free' money, credit is actually borrowed money that you have to pay back. Not only do you have to pay for the purchases you make using credit, but also the fees and interest that the credit card company (or lender) charges for you to use credit. Credit is generally defined ...

Sponsor Spotlight:  CoBank’s Commitment to Fund Financial Education For Young People

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CoBank is a key partner in our efforts to provide an equitable financial education for all. CoBank’s continued support is part of its corporate citizenship initiatives which support community causes in the Denver metro area (home of the bank’s national headquarters) and across the country. Past Young Americans Board Chair and CFO of CoBank, Dave Burlage, explains why this partnership ...

Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Neil Bhavikatti and Joe Miller

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This month we highlight one student from Cherry Creek High School and one of several from J.K. Mullen High School who are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board: Neil Bhavikatti and Joe Miller. Neil is a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School with an affinity for math, chess, and business. He is part of his school's FBLA (Future Business Leaders ...

Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Alex Geldzahler and Robert Grawemeyer

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Two students from East High School are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board. Alex Geldzahler and Robert Grawemeyer. Alex has been involved with Young Americans in various capacities since he opened his first bank account several years ago. As a sophomore, he serves as president of the Chess Club he started at his school last year and also participates on the Speech and ...

Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Supports Young Entrepreneurs in YouthBiz StartUp Program

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Just as KeyBank supports a business pitch contest for startup businesses through its Key4Women program, they also support young entrepreneurs in learning how to pitch their business ideas through Young Americans' YouthBiz program. YouthBiz StartUp provides middle and high school students with the basic building blocks of success through a curriculum that young people can connect with utilizing hands-on activities. ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: OtterCares Inspires Students to Become Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists

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We love when our partners facilitate community discussion around entrepreneurship! In October, Anna Leer (VP YouthBiz), presented at OtterCares inaugural NoCO IgnitED event designed to connect educators and industry leaders to think about education differently. The two-day collaborative event provided attendees with the opportunity to experience innovative learning models in Northern Colorado, with a focus on entrepreneurial mindset, design thinking ...

Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Angelina Akdis and Evan Stubbs

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Two seniors from Kent Denver School are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board. Angelina Akdis and Evan Stubbs. Angelina is a Student Leader at Kent Denver, as well as President of the school's Fashion Club. She has written articles about financial literacy for her school's business newsletter and is a Mathnasium math tutor. As an outreach facilitator at Urban Angels, Angelina ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm Supports Crucial Send-a-School Scholarship Program

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State Farm is committed to being a good neighbor by building safer, stronger and better educated communities. This makes them the perfect partner organization for the work being done at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. State Farm supports programs like Young AmeriTowne that provide youth with tools and resources to set them up for future success in business and ...
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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Andrew Kurtz

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Andrew Kurtz (age 16) is the owner of A Designs, and winner of the 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 16-21 Age Category. Andrew Kurtz of A Designs, Age 16, Winner of YouthBiz Stars 16-21 age category Andrew has faced some major health challenges in recent years, so two years ago he started making cards to distract himself and fill the ...