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YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

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Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

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Bad Cat Fingerboards Finds Success at YouthBiz Marketplace

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Has the cold and snowy weather made you long for sunny days when you could be playing or skateboarding outside? Business owner Charlie Reynolds, the 13-year-old creator of Bad Cat Fingerboards, has a solution right at your fingertips! Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding. But instead of using your legs, you use your fingers! I sat down with Charlie …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace – Katie’s Story

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Katie Whiteley, a Central Park resident and sixth grader at McAuliffe International School, is hoping to raise money for local animal shelters through her business Lily Grey.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season.  Business Lily Grey sells colorful bags that Katie designs and sews herself.  For Katie, sewing is both artistic and philanthropic.  “I love the …

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Shop Small at YouthBiz Marketplace – Amelia’s Story

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Amelia Moore, a fifth-grade student at Steele Elementary, wants to use her business, Mimi’s Minis, for good by donating a portion of her profits to local animal shelters.  By participating in the YouthBiz Marketplace, she’s selling her products directly to consumers looking to shop small this holiday season. Mimi’s Minis features a collection of miniature stuffed animals.  Amelia started the …

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 …

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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 …

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2020 YouthBiz Star Winner Cardbound, LLC

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education recognizes and congratulates Leonard Shearer for his business accomplishments!  Leonard is the 18-year-old owner of  Cardbound LLC, the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars winner in the 16-21 age category. After discovering a love for web-based sales with his dad, Leonard realized he wanted to find something new and unique he could sell. Drawing on his years …

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2020 YouthBiz Star Winner Sewing with Smiles LLC

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Congratulations are in order for 13-year-old Maile McManis, the owner of Sewing with Smiles LLC and winner of the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in the 12-15 age category. Sewing with Smiles began in 2018 when Maile discovered her mother’s old sewing machine, gifted by her grandmother. Since Maile’s mom had never picked up sewing, the machine sat unused until …

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2020 YouthBiz Star Winner Olaf’s Dog Cookies

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to introduce Julia Doolittle, the 9-year-old owner of Olaf’s Dog Cookies and winner of the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in the 6-11 age category. It has only been 8 months since Julia started her dog business, as a solution to calm and entice her untrained dog during their walks …