YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camp Returns!

Anna Leer Classes + Camps, General, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Looking for a fun and safe activity during the spring break holiday? Young Americans Center for Financial Education is excited to announce the return of the YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camp this year, filled with interactive activities, games, and a $100 CASH prize for the winning business! The 2021 camp will be offered virtually through the Denver Public Library system for FREE!  …

What Makes Financial Education Work?

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The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has identified best practices for quality financial education programs. Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s Young AmeriTowne program meets each criteria. The program is loved by kids, teachers, and parents for giving students a hands-on experience in money management and business basics.  Now learn the ingredients that make the Young AmeriTowne program work. …

MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards

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Colorado students, educators, and schools are invited to apply for the 2021 MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards!   The MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards, provided by the Colorado Office of the Attorney General and the Colorado Department of Education, serve as a tool for districts, schools, educators and students to elevate the importance of learning money management and financial literacy skills. We …

Welcome New Board Members!

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Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education are honored to welcome six new Board Members this year to help lead our organization.  Their experience and passion are such an asset to both institutions, and they are already hard at work providing guidance, support, and oversight.  Meet all six Board Members below!   Chris Becze, Armanino As Tax Partner at Armanino, …

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Resolve to Talk About Money With Your Kids This Year

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The events of the last year have had a financial impact on families across our country, regardless of income.  The Bureau of Labor reported a 6.7 percent unemployment rate in December, and The Commonwealth Fund estimates that 7.7 million people lost their jobs between March and June.  CNBC reported in September that 60% of businesses that temporarily closed because of …

Family Favorites – Vote for Our Summer Camps!

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Vote for your favorites! Young Americans Center for Financial Education would be honored to receive your vote for our Summer Camps in the annual Colorado Parent Family Favorites competition.  Visit coloradoparent.com/vote and choose your favorite camps, restaurants, schools, and so much more.  Voting lasts through Sunday, February 28.  Thank you for your consideration!  

Happy New Year from Young Americans

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Happy New Year from Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education!  We are so excited for the new year and remain committed to our mission of ensuring youth receive the knowledge to become financially self-sufficient, more productive citizens, and active participants in our free enterprise system. I am extremely proud of the Young Americans team for the work that …

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Start a New Holiday Tradition: Give As a Family

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Kids are generous!  This Chicago seven-year-old raised $20,000 for her local hospital.  Many YouthBiz Marketplace participants donated a portion of their profits to local nonprofits and organizations this year.  And in Young AmeriTowne, students donate a portion of their individual and business earnings every day.  In today’s blog, we want to share some ideas about how families can cultivate this …

Young Americans COVID-19 Updates

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Thank you for your support of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank.  As the safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know we are taking precautions, outlined here, to help us all stay healthy. …

Youth Advisory Board In Action with Help from the Executive Board

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This year’s Youth Advisory Board meetings look much different than years before. The Board members logged onto a Zoom call for their very first board meeting on Saturday, September 19. At first, it was quiet and difficult to have a meaningful conversation with people you have never actually met before.  But with help from our wonderful Co-Chairs and moderators Will …