Sponsor Spotlight: Community First Foundation Powers Philanthropy in Young AmeriTowne

Community First Foundation – Teaching Colorado Kids to Give Where They Live

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Community First Foundation, organizer of Colorado Gives Day which takes place this year on December 8th, has been a sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education since 2005 when the Center opened it Lakewood location. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation’s leadership support for the Center’s flagship program, Young AmeriTowne (a hands-on, experiential learning program in financial literacy for 5th graders) has directly impacted 151,814 elementary students.   Through its support, Community First Foundation helps deliver the …

King Soopers Hats on a hat rack in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Learn Adaptability Thanks to King Soopers

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When businesses across the Denver metro area shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, grocery stores did not.  They continued to provide essential products to customers while adapting to a new normal. The Denver Business Journal recently announced that one such retailer, King Soopers, had the largest market share of local consumer spending on groceries this year.  This caught our attention as King Soopers is this same grocery store that provides …

Reaching more than 30,000 youth per year, Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers to help students learn about business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. The program has received countless accolades for its engaging format and its applicability across all types of student and school demographics.

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm is on a mission to help people

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With a belief that education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities and that all youth deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential, State Farm’s support of hands-on learning at Young American Center couldn’t be more relevant and instrumental. State Farm supports programs that provide today’s youth with the tools and resources which help them achieve life …

Lutheran Medical Center in AmeriTowne Belmar with mock medical equipment

Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center provides lessons in business, compassion, and excellence

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As the world continues navigating the challenges and new norms established by the global pandemic, common conditions of life and community can feel uncertain. It takes incredible leadership and selflessness to weather the storm and ensure that all of our community participants are properly cared for. We can’t think of a better example of compassion and excellence in service than …

Colorado Container Corporation Sign: students inside the store making briefcases

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning About an Honest Day’s Work with Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation

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The shops in Young AmeriTowne are selected to best represent a real-life, functioning economy. The shops include a grocery store, TV station, a bank, local government, hospital center, and a student favorite – the Container Shop. Representing the manufacturing sector, the Container Shop has been perennial favorite in helping students understand the many rich roles available to them in today’s …

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Meet a Mentor: Raju Patel, Denver Market President, Bank of America

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to introduce the third presenting mentor in our 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition: Raju Patel, Senior Vice President, Denver Market President, and Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America.  One lucky winner of this year’s 19th annual event will work with him throughout the coming year to …

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Meet a Mentor: Jena Hausmann, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado

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Three winners of the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition gain a cash prize and something even more valuable: a pairing with a Denver-area business leader to help guide and improve their business.  For this 19th annual event, one lucky winner will be paired with Jena Hausmann, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Hausmann pursued the health administration field …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly LLP Helps Colorado’s Youth Prepare for Today

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It’s halfway through the day in International Towne for a group of DPS seventh-grade students.  Things are bustling– the students have taken their passport photos;  countries are raising and lowering their prices to meet supply and demand;  and students are learning the local norms to conduct business in various countries. All is going well, that is, until a Center staff …

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Meet a Board Member: Charlie Maguire

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“When you put your life into perspective, you realize how little time there is to make something truly significant out of it.”  – Bill Daniels Young Americans relies on the leadership of two Boards of Directors to help guide policy and strategic direction of Young Americans Bank and the nonprofit Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  A member of the …

Youth tells exchange money at the Young AmeriTowne Bank

Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program. This is where Send-a-School comes in.  Established in 2004, this initiative, which …