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Colorado & Company: Simply Denver Soap Co.

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Hannah’s beautiful soaps make it hard to believe that she’s an 11-year-old entrepreneur who’s only been in business for about six months!  As the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., Hannah has created all-natural soaps in six different scents.  Her soaps, which make perfect holiday gifts, are available for purchase on her Etsy site or at the upcoming YouthBiz Marketplace …

Press Release: Deliver A Hands-on Lesson in Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day

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Coloradans can give the gift of financial literacy to Colorado’s young people by donating to Young Americans Center for Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day, December 10, 2019.  Donations give students of every background the opportunity to gain “money smarts for kids and money skills for life” at hands-on real-life programs like Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz for young entrepreneurs, and International …

2019 Burger Biz Winners on Colorado & Company

Colorado & Company: Burger Biz!

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Park Burger are thrilled to introduce you to the 14-year-old winners of Burger Biz!  This team created the Omnivore’s Colorful Challenge, a delicious and more nutritious alternative to the standard hamburger.  In addition to winning $500, creators Gabe and Kellan will have their burger featured in Park Burger restaurants throughout the month of …

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Press Release: State Farm Recognized at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education recognized the community impact of State Farm at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank.  This annual event was held Thursday, October 3 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where State Farm was honored with the Linda Childears Free Enterprise Award. Read the full …

Press Release: Financial Knowledge for Grand Junction Kids

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For the last five years, Grand Junction-area fifth graders have gained real-world, financial lessons by participating in AmeriTowne On the Road.  This tradition continues this fall at the Whitman Education Center, where 1,200 students are expected to participate from September 24 to October 31. Read the full press release here.

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The Future of Business in Colorado: Youth Entrepreneurs Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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October 9, Denver – Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of nine Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank.  This annual event was held Thursday, October 3 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Read the full press release.

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Colorado & Company: Maile McManis

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This skilled seamstress has discovered the power of advertising at an early age!  After discovering her mother’s old sewing machine and taking a few lessons, 12-year-old Maile McManis sold her first products in December of last year.  She sews cosmetic bags, produce bags, handbags, purses, and more for her business Sewing with Smiles.  Maile is a finalist in the Spotlight on …

Press Release: Youth Entrepreneurs to Join Denver Startup Week

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For a third year, Colorado students as young as six and as old as twenty will learn and network side-by-side with local entrepreneurs and business leaders during Denver Startup Week. “Youth Pass” enables students to participate in event workshops, to lead panel discussions, to compete for cash prizes, and to pitch their business ideas to Colorado entrepreneurs and business leaders.  …

Press Release: Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition to Include Team of Student Entrepreneurs

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Denver Startup Week’s fourth annual Pitch Competition will include one team of noticeably younger entrepreneurs. For the first time, student entrepreneurs hand-selected by Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) and Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Young Americans Center) will compete in their own pitch competition.  One winning business will advance to the adult pitch competition for a chance to win a …

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Colorado & Company – Hayden Hopkins, Lightner Designs

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Hayden Hopkins has her own business creating notecards called Lightner Designs.  Her hand-drawn designs are impressive—it’s hard to believe she’s only 11 years old!  Hayden is a finalist in the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition. Learn more about Hayden on our blog, and watch her segment on Colorado & Company!