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Meet a Board Member: Ashley Dunn and Andrew Rusin, Youth Advisory Board Co-Chairs

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Bill Daniels liked having youth involved during development of the bank and new products. He valued their opinions and wanted their “stamp of approval.” Bill loved the Youth Advisory Board and treated them as knowledgeable and valuable board members. Over the next several months, you'll be introduced to each this year's Youth Advisory Board members. Their participation is always enlightening ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Brings Finance to Life at Young Americans Center

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All businesses need to manage their finances to succeed.  The shops in Young AmeriTowne and the countries in International Towne are no different.  Each has revenue and expenses, just like a real business, and each has a student accountant that manages this cash flow to maintain profitability.  Helping bring the Towne experience to life in both programs is proud sponsor Eide …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Helping Students Foster a Culture of Inclusivity

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Initiative is a word that gets tossed around as habitual business acumen – but finding examples of those that consistently “walk the walk” can be elusive. True initiative is actually instigating impact. This means doubling down on ambitious goals and bringing others along with you, which is a perennial mindset of JPMorgan Chase & Co., an anchor supporter of Young …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Investors Teaches Savings to Young Americans

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Experts estimate that four out of every ten Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency expense.  This pre-pandemic statistic was only exacerbated in the last year as businesses closed their doors and unemployment rates rose.  Young Americans Center for Financial Education and proud supporter Janus Henderson Investors are working together to solve this problem by teaching youth about the importance of …

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Capital One Gives Students the 3 R’s to Success through YouthBiz

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With a mission to empower Denver-area youth, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, to create their own successful futures through hands-on programs and real-life experiences in entrepreneurship, YouthBiz teaches students to re-imagine, re-plan and recover.  These concepts can be grouped into the 3 R’s to survive and thrive through the pandemic. Re-Imagine Be prepared to be agile Work with power teams …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Transamerica Prepares All Learners for their Financial Future

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Financial strength. These commanding words represent a monumental pillar of focus as we continue to collectively navigate through the global pandemic. For many, looking back on 2020 is taxing. A recent research study found that 59% of Americans say they experienced a financial setback in the past year. Turning the page means recalibrating and reevaluating the best ways to grip …

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Donate Your Tax Refund to Deserving Youth

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Make a difference as you do you taxes this year by donating your Colorado State Tax Refund to Young Americans Center for Financial Education! The Colorado Department of Revenue has offered this “Donate Your Tax Refund to Charity” program for many years, and Young Americans Center is proud to be among the 17 registered nonprofits for a third year.  Through …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Xcel Energy Supports Our Community

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Community support is central to Xcel Energy’s DNA, but the events of the last nine months have made it even more so. A long-time partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Xcel Energy has gone above and beyond to help students, families, businesses, and nonprofits weather the storm. According to Xcel’s Chairman and CEO Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy is …

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Sponsor Spotlight: FirstBank Doing Good in Colorado Communities, Sponsors 11th Annual Colorado Gives Day

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Moving through the fall into the winter season naturally stirs a time of reflection. It has been an incomparable year with many around the world facing innumerable challenges. While these obstacles may seem insurmountable, we have seen by leveraging a renewed focus on collective community support we can and are making difference. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is grateful for the treasured partnership with FirstBank and for their exemplification of steadfast leadership and commitment to community service. In March, FirstBank pushed its mantra of “banking for …