Shop over 60 youth-owned businesses at the YouthBiz Marketplace!

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On December 3rd, 2022, Young Americans Center for Financial Education will host its annual YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace from 10am-2pm.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young business owners between the ages of 6-21 to sell their products to customers.  This year, YouthBiz can safely return to pre-pandemic levels are pleased to host over 60 different youth businesses. The YouthBiz Marketplace …

Sponsor Spotlight: CIVIC 50 and Our Corporate Partners

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Bravo to the Civic 50 Colorado honorees! Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to partner with nearly twenty of the 2022 Civic 50 Colorado honorees. These corporate leaders are Colorado’s most community-minded companies working consistently to create a culture of service and dedication to building a better tomorrow. In partnership with CSR Solutions of Colorado, The Civic 50 …

Meet a Mentor: Leigh Sullivan, Development Director, Pepper’s Senior Dog Sanctuary

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The third presenting mentor for our 2022 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition is Leigh Sullivan, Development Director for Pepper’s Senior Dog Sanctuary. Pepper’s Senior Dog Sanctuary is a 501c3 dedicated to pulling old & sick dogs out of shelters and rescue organizations, and bringing them to their vet-supervised dog sanctuary where they can live out their good, bad and …

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Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Emmy Alvarez and Ariana Bates-Erlich

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This month we highlight students from Thornton High School and Denver Jewish Day School who are serving on this year’s Youth Advisory Board: Emmy Alvarez and Ariana Bates-Erlich. Emmy is a senior at Thornton High School where she serves as class president, FBLA chapter president, is a member of the THS Hispanic Latino Student Union, and is a full International Baccalaureate …

Youth Business Places SECOND in Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition

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Denver Start Up Week is a celebration of all things entrepreneurial. It’s the largest free entrepreneurial event of its kind. Hundreds of participants submitted video applications to compete in the week’s annual pitch competition. The DSW planning committee narrowed this down to 18 businesses, then the community voted on the top 6 businesses to pitch at the final event.  Thus, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Cambiar Investors is Passionate About Creating Opportunities for Kids

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Denver-based asset management firm, Cambiar Investors, has partnered with Young Americans Center for Financial Education for 15 years. They believe in investing with the courage of their convictions, thinking deeply and differently to find the best ideas for their clients. Young Americans does the same with the students that attend our programs. Looking to provide the absolute best paths to …

Meet a Mentor: Mark Cordova, President, Centennial Bolt, Inc.

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The second of our three distinguished mentors hosting a youth entrepreneur in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition is Mark Cordova, President of Centennial Bolt, Inc. In 1979, after graduating from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Administration, Mark moved to Denver and founded Centennial Bolt, Inc. - a fastener distribution business which grew to become one ...
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Youth Advisory Board Co-Chairs: Gabe Nagel and Hannah Reyes

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The Youth Advisory Board originated shortly after the opening of Young Americans Bank. Bill Daniels liked having youth involved during the development of the bank and its offerings. He valued their opinions and treated them as knowledgeable and valuable advisors. Over the next several months, you’ll be introduced to each of this year’s Youth Advisory Board members. They are taking …

Meet a Mentor: Randy Wells, Former Managing Director, RBC Capital

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Each year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is pleased to introduce the first of our presenting mentors for the 2022 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition: Randy Wells, former Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets’ Communications, Media, and Entertainment Group. One lucky winner …