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Sponsor Spotlight: Kroenke Sports Charities Help Youth Understand the Value of Fun

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Sports. The activity and entertainment so many of us are anxiously awaiting to return, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money. Here at Young AmeriTowne, students learn …

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Aegon Transamerica Foundation’s Continued Commitment to Community Well-Being

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As states all over the country reel with the ripple effects of the current pandemic, the talk and planning of budget cuts is already proceeding.  School districts, especially, are feeling the brunt of school closures and the “what ifs” for the coming school year.  With Colorado school districts looking to trim millions of dollars from the budget, financial aid programs …

Birdcall Social Distance Fundraising

Social Distance Fundraising

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Dine at Birdcall to support hands-on financial education! All day on Monday, May 25, 25% of all food and beverage purchases at Birdcall go to Young Americans Center for Financial Education, home of Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz! Customers must use the promotion code denverlove. Order Birdcall online for curbside or in-store pick-up.  Or, place an order in-store at …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Connects Grows the Hometown Heroes of Tomorrow

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Now more than ever, people and groups are stepping up to care for their communities, such as a Lakewood woman who hand sewed 500 masks and gave them for free or the thousands of front-line workers tirelessly working to help their neighbors and beyond. When we reflect on these hometown heroes, we see that those individuals are actively creating the …

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.  The safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, and so we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know that we are taking precautions to help us all stay healthy, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: CoBank’s Commitment to Creating Equitable Education for All

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During April Financial Literacy month, there are lots of fun activities for children to learn about important financial topics including savings and the difference between debit and credit. However, uncertainty and anxiety from the fallout from the pandemic has educators and researchers recommending more thoughtful conversations around these topics as well. Articles like Teach Kids about Money in a Financial …

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Virtual Money Smarts for local Girl Scouts

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Unprecedented times allow for the unique opportunity to utilize creativity and new platforms in order to stay connected with each other.  Here at Young Americans Center, we were excited to launch our first-ever virtual Girl Scout Badge Class last Saturday, April 18. Brownie class participants had originally planned to meet in person for the class, but those plans changed due …

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You Can Help Teachers Deliver Financial Education in Uncertain Times

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Teachers, like healthcare workers and civic servants, are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. They are scrambling to quickly retool their education programs to meet the needs of students whose families face untold health and economic situations. Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) is there with them every step of the way, providing quality, standards-aligned programs–like Young AmeriTowne (29 years), International Towne (22 years) and YouthBiz (28 years) –that have never been …

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Learning money basics at a young age helps build a strong financial future

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It’s important to start conversations about money with children early on in life. Teaching kids the basics — like needs vs. wants and budgeting — can be fun and is an invaluable step in laying a strong financial foundation for future decision making. My financial journey started when I was very young and is a trend I continued with my …

Grant Beacon Middle School business pitch

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Gives Time, Talent, and Treasure to Denver’s Young Entrepreneurs

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On March 10, 2020, Grant Beacon Middle School held its YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition.  These competitions provide hands-on, real-life opportunities for Denver’s youth to put what they’ve learned in YouthBiz into practice.  The pitch judges are community business partners who offer real, constructive advice to the students, giving them an extra sense of importance in their presentations and pride if …