A Class for Not-So-Young Americans

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Young Americans has a new initiative – aimed at “Not-So-Young” Americans — parents! We recognize that parents are a crucial part of the community that teaches youth to be financially responsible.  That’s why we’ve recently started to offer a series of parent classes throughout Denver. In partnership with Great-West Great Teachers, a program of Great-West Life, Young Americans is encouraging …

April Showers Bring…Lots of Financial Activities!

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April is always a busy time around Young Americans. Why?  It’s Financial Literacy Month! Every year we plan dozens of activities, host a variety of classes, and offer presentations in scores of classrooms around Denver.  Here’s a quick run-down of the event highlights you can look forward to during April.  Will you join us for all of them? iPod Shuffle …

Building a Business from the Ground Up

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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered in one place to learn from each other, discuss best practices, ask questions, brainstorm, and share successes. This was the Business Building Workshop and it kicked off a season of free classes for youth to learn more about the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Getting started A large part of the workshop …

A Weekend with Colorado’s Movers and Shakers

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Being a member of the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education offers incredible opportunities.  Not only do the members get to learn about banking, finance, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, running a non-profit, how to read a budget, and how to fundraise, but we are also able to attend unique and exclusive events around Colorado.  We represent Young Americans …

Why Are We Standing Outside for Hours in January?

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Have you seen us out in the community lately?  We’ve been all over the place, meeting with people and telling them all about our new branch coming on January 18.  For the past four weeks, we have set up tables throughout Denver to hand out piggy banks, wallets, invitations and candy, to everyone we can talk to.  We’ve been at …

The Countdown is On!

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  The Branch is opening… We are just days away from the opening of our very first Young Americans Bank branch.  The grand opening will take place on Friday, January 18 and last all day.  Why should you attend?  In additional to attending a great party, we have lots of reasons — read on!     Prizes and food and …

A Young Americans You Can Eat

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Think your gingerbread house-building skills are good?  Are they good enough to build Young Americans!? Last night, the staff of Young Americans competed in teams to build their favorite aspect of the organization.  Here were the judging criteria: Creativity Attention to detail Assortment of candy included   Which is your favorite? If you were part of the contest, what aspect …

The 40% Economy Rebound

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  “Stay busy, stand up, smile and talk!” That was the best advice the youth business owners gave after the recent Young Entrepreneurs Marketplaces. Held on December 1 in Denver and December 8 in Lakewood, the events offered a great opportunity for community members, friends and family to get their holiday shopping done early. The Marketplaces included 174 youth ages …