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Sponsor Spotlight – Xcel Energy

Giving Students Real Energy Savings Experience Every day at Young AmeriTowne there’s a team of students in red shirts all over Towne, reading meters, checking the efficiency of the HVAC system, changing out energy hogging light bulbs and handing out tips on energy efficiency. They’re the business team from the Utilities Shop sponsored by Xcel Energy, a valued Young Americans partner Read More…

Spotlight on Board Member Michael Gersack

Executive Committee Member Michael Gersack of Xcel Energy has been a Young Americans Center for Financial Education board member since 2011.  “Kids and money matters are important to me,” says Gersack, “especially when I see the issues my own teens face.” Michael has a strong background in finance, leadership and the energy industry which he brings to governing Young Americans.  Read More…

Creative Students Kick Up AmeriTowne WOW for Fellow Citizens

Best WOW Ideas Come from Students. Young AmeriTowne has been wowing 5th graders for more than 26 years, and sometimes the best WOW ideas come from a kid. Last year a ten-year-old photojournalist working in the TV Station taught staff how to edit in iMovie, with transitions between clips, words over the shots and even closing credits in different typefaces! Read More…

Sponsor Spotlight – Colorado Garden Foundation

Coloradoans Treasure Gardens and Open spaces Coloradoans love their green and open spaces, and they’ll be flocking to the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show starting this weekend February 4 – 12, at the Colorado Convention Center to stroll through 11 fully landscaped gardens and prepare for the spring garden season. Young AmeriTowne citizens love their Towne Square, too, and Read More…

Board Member Spotlight – Nancy Wigton

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Wigton who serves on the Young Americans Center for Financial Education board and is a member of the Executive Committee. Wigton is the Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Cambiar Investors and has over 31 years of industry experience. Wigton oversees all facets of client relations and new business development. Prior to Read More…

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Gateway Creates Caring Community at Young AmeriTowne Belmar

There is something brand new and very special this school year at our Belmar location, and it creating a huge buzz. Thanks to a partnership with Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District (Alameda Gateway), Young AmeriTowne Belmar now has a completely revamped and updated TV station with all new furniture and fixtures where students produce real TV commercials to promote their Read More…

Students Make a Big Difference By Collecting Loose Change

Most likely when an adult finds a penny on the ground, they pass right by it thinking, “How can a penny make a difference?” On the other hand, students have the opposite reaction. In fact, in their eyes they are that penny. More importantly, they see endless possibilities in what that penny can do. And, they know that when students Read More…

Gifts Galore Sold at Holiday Marketplaces

On the first two Saturdays of December, Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted over 100 businesses at our Denver and Belmar locations. These youth-owned and operated businesses ranged from home baked goods to marshmallow slingshots. Returning and first-time sellers showed great promise and excitement in selling their products to eager shoppers. New business owner Lily Blessings of Lily’s Little Read More…

Young Entrepreneurs Impress at YouthBiz Winter Forum

It’s been a great three months of hard work, problem solving, business creation, team selection, public speaking and critical thinking at YouthBiz! On Wednesday, December 14th YouthBiz graduated its fall cohort of young entrepreneurs from the Aspiring Entrepreneur (AE) an entry-level class that teaches participants how to think, learn, speak, and act like entrepreneurs and Emerging Entrepreneur (EE) programs. Participants pitched their Read More…

Children’s Hospital Colorado offers career exploration in Young AmeriTowne

Our Sponsor Spotlight series highlights the amazing community partners of Young Americans Center, and this week’s feature is no exception.  Children’s Hospital Colorado  is the sponsor of the Young AmeriTowne Medical Center.  In addition to creating a colorful and exciting space for AmeriTowne participants, Children’s Colorado enables students to experience a career as a Doctor, Health Technician, Accountant, or Manager Read More…