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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 …

Get to know our 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board Co-chairs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to have Will Forbes and Amelia Marcum as Co-Chairs for the 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board.  Learn about each in today’s blog! Will Forbes is a senior at Kent Denver School. Will serves as the President for Sun Devils Model United Nations, and Co-president for the Entrepreneurship Club. He has served on …

Welcome 2020-2021 Youth Advisory Board Members

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Every year, Young Americans Center for Financial Education selects a new group of middle and high school students to serve on the Youth Advisory Board.  This year may look a little different with virtual meetings and socially-distant events, but it won’t stop the board members from learning all they can from Young Americans. The Youth Advisory Board meets once a …

Recommend Young Americans on Nextdoor

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Young Americans Center For Financial Education is now on Nextdoor, the neighborhood hub. Would you recommend us to your neighbors and help get the word out about our hands-on financial education programs? Recommend Young Americans Center for Financial Education Recommend Young Americans Bank