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Tips for Entrepreneurs

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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 …

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Get to know our 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board Co-chairs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to have Will Forbes and Amelia Marcum as Co-Chairs for the 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board.  Learn about each in today’s blog! Will Forbes is a senior at Kent Denver School. Will serves as the President for Sun Devils Model United Nations, and Co-president for the Entrepreneurship Club. He has served on …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly LLP Helps Colorado’s Youth Prepare for Today

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It’s halfway through the day in International Towne for a group of DPS seventh-grade students.  Things are bustling– the students have taken their passport photos;  countries are raising and lowering their prices to meet supply and demand;  and students are learning the local norms to conduct business in various countries. All is going well, that is, until a Center staff …

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Welcome 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board Members

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Every year, Young Americans Center for Financial Education selects a new group of middle and high school students to serve on the Youth Advisory Board.  This year may look a little different with virtual meetings and socially-distant events, but it won’t stop the board members from learning all they can from Young Americans. The Youth Advisory Board meets once a …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program. This is where Send-a-School comes in.  Established in 2004, this initiative, which …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Filling the Investment Knowledge Gap with Cambiar Investors

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Here at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, teaching youth about long-term savings and investments is an important goal. Cambiar Investors—Young AmeriTowne Investment Shop sponsor and longtime supporter of the Center since 2007 – has shared this goal with us for over a decade.  In the world of financial literacy, investing knowledge is extremely important. According to a 2018 FINRA …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Teaching the Financial Building Blocks with Mohar Charitable Foundation

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Financial literacy – the ability to understand and effectively apply various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing – is increasingly important in today’s world. Beginning to teach kids at a young age about finances is the best way to ensure that they grow up to be self-sufficient, financially literate adults. Since 1988, the Center’s programs, through the …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Kroenke Sports Charities Help Youth Understand the Value of Fun

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Sports. The activity and entertainment so many of us are anxiously awaiting to return, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money. Here at Young AmeriTowne, students learn …

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Aegon Transamerica Foundation’s Continued Commitment to Community Well-Being

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As states all over the country reel with the ripple effects of the current pandemic, the talk and planning of budget cuts is already proceeding.  School districts, especially, are feeling the brunt of school closures and the “what ifs” for the coming school year.  With Colorado school districts looking to trim millions of dollars from the budget, financial aid programs …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Connects Grows the Hometown Heroes of Tomorrow

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Now more than ever, people and groups are stepping up to care for their communities, such as a Lakewood woman who hand sewed 500 masks and gave them for free or the thousands of front-line workers tirelessly working to help their neighbors and beyond. When we reflect on these hometown heroes, we see that those individuals are actively creating the …