Girl Scouts Badge Classes

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has a variety of community partners that collaborate to help each other. One of those partnerships that has developed in recent years is with the Girl Scouts of Colorado. The Girl Scouts A little bit of Girl Scouts’ history: In 2012, the Girl Scouts of America celebrated their 100th anniversary!  Founded by Juliette Gordon Low, …

Second Saturdays Are Back

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Our popular and unique Second Saturday classes are back this fall.  Each month, we host scores of young bank customers and AmeriTowne alums to teach them the next step in their personal finance. Classes are one hour long and focus on great lessons for youth ages 3 to 8.  The youngest class attendees get to play Coin Carnival, a fun …

Leadership Luncheon: The Launch

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This past Tuesday, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation.  It was wonderful to be a part of everything and to see the event happen to smoothly. Unveiling On the Road Our staff spent all day Monday setting up our newest initiative, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, to …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, April 21, the members of the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board toured the Federal Reserve’s Denver branch, and the Denver Mint.  We’re lucky to have these two locations right in our city to explore.  It’s a great way to get a deeper understanding of our monetary system in the United States. Federal Reserve After exploring the Money Museum for …

Making $ense of Money

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Have you ever wondered what your 5th or 6th grader might do when they get a job and start paying for all the necessities in life? Look no further than the Money$ense Saturday event we hosted on April 19th. Though the group in attendance was small, the lessons learned were mighty, if not permanent. Luck of the draw The day started …

April: Classes and Celebrations

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April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s always really busy around Young Americans.  We have so  many fun and exciting ways to get involved at our building and to take the lessons home with you.  Although everything is free, many of these events are first-come first-serve, so be sure to register with the links provided.  As always, if you …

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!

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Now that Cookie Season is almost over, what is your troop going to do with all their free time and (more importantly) their cookie money? While Young Americans Center won’t tell girls what to spend their money on, we can help them learn to make smart financial decisions while having fun. We’re pleased and honored to be partnering with Girl …

Sara Says: Great Gift Ideas for Kids (Educational Too!)

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The holiday season is a great time for students to practice financial responsibility. Whether kids are shopping for others or for themselves, parents have plenty of opportunities to raise questions about wants and needs, saving, budgeting, and a whole host of other topics. Of course, this is also a fabulous time for buying fun, educational products for youngsters. Gift ideas! …

Celebrating 20!

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They grow up so fast don’t they?  We feel the same way about our “baby”, but are so excited to see the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace turn 20! To celebrate 20 amazing years of creative, hard-working young business owners, Young Americans will be serving cupcakes made by one of our entrepreneurs.  We will also be hosting a drawing for some incredible, …

Ready to be smart

Ready to be money smart? If you like money and want to learn how to earn it, manage it and spend it wisely – you’ve come to the right place!  We have lots of classes, camps and activities that will get you started and keep you going. Young Americans Bank (all ages) is the ONLY bank in the world designed specifically for …