Jack Fleming on the CO&Co set

Colorado & Company: Yard Boyz

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Jack Fleming is the 18-year-old owner of a lawn care business called Yard Boyz.  Due to his dedication and vision, the business has steadily grown over the last five years, and in 2018 Jack made $25,000 in profit! Jack’s goals for this summer include staying on top of his administrative work and expanding his business. He is a finalist in the 2019 Spotlight …

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Meeting the Stars: Young Americans Center names top Colorado youth businesses

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A forerunner in providing youth entrepreneurship programming and resources for young people, Young Americans Center for Financial Education has named this year’s top youth businesses in Colorado. The announcement was made at a “Meet the Stars” celebration on Tuesday, July 16 at Young Americans Center. An independent panel of judges evaluated applications of youth, ages 6-21, before selecting this year’s nine …

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Colorado & Company: Yaunie’s Scrub Sensations

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Yaunie Williams is the owner of YAUNIE’S Scrub Sensation, which she created four years ago when she was just eight years old. Yaunie hand makes all her sugar scrubs, bath scrubs, and gift sets, which make perfect birthday and hostess gifts. For Yaunie, owning her own business is a way to spread joy to her customers and her community! Learn more about …

KONE Ice Cream

Colorado & Company: KONE Ice Cream

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14-year-old Ezra Ekuban just started a new business that already has a big following!  KONE is a premium ice cream starter made with the finest organic and all-natural ingredients.  You can find his products online or at the Parkers Farmers Market on Sunday’s from 8am-1pm.  He has applied to the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in hopes of making …

AmeriTowne On the Road in Durango

Press Release: Students Learn Real-Life Skills as Financial Education Program Returns to Durango

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s AmeriTowne On the Road program will return to Durango for a fourth-straight year. Housed in the Student Life Center at Fort Lewis College, this hands-on lesson in financial education will reach an estimated 393 Durango fifth graders, thanks to local presenting sponsor Alpine Bank. Read the full press release.

Evan Hoing on set with Denise Plante

Colorado & Company: Evan Hoing Woodworking

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12-year-old Evan Hoing has only been in business a few months, but you’d never know it!  His wooden pens, toys, and bowls are amazing, and Governor Polis has even signed a bill into law using one of Evan’s pens!  This young entrepreneur will be selling his products, which make excellent gifts, and YouthBiz Marketplace this weekend.  Learn more about Evan …

Colorado & Company: Nerdy Crochet

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Have you ever heard of amigurumi?  These adorable, crocheted creatures are a big hit on Etsy, and 15-year-old Josephine “Joey” Stockton is an amigurumi expert.  She’s owned her own business, Nerdy Crochet, for 7 months now, and her signature items relate to science, technology, engineering, and math—think multi-colored crocheted test tubes or a blood cell biology kit!  Joey is hoping …

Press Release: Forming Habits at a Young Age

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Safeway Commits to Developing Youth Financial Education Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to announce a new shop at Young AmeriTowne in Belmar: the Safeway Market.  Join us for a public grand opening event on Wednesday, March 27. Read the full press release.

The Now on Denver 7: Welcome to AmeriTowne

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Welcome to AmeriTowne where students are learning how to budget, the dangers of debt, and so much more!  The Now, which airs on Denver 7, followed fifth-grader Nate from the classroom to his role as Mayor of Young AmeriTowne.  Nate is from Franklin Elementary School, a Littleton Public School that has been participating in Young AmeriTowne since 2000. Watch the …