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 …

Press Release: More than Lemonade, Senate Bill 19-103 Passes Committee Vote

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February 12, Denver– Youth entrepreneurs, parents, and community leaders gathered at the Colorado State Capitol on Monday for a Senate committee vote on Bill 19-103, Legalizing Minor’s Businesses. Co-sponsored by Senators Angela Williams (D) and Jack Tate (R), the bill would allow youth to operate a business without a permit as long as it runs for fewer than 84 days a …

Colorado & Company: Gabe’s Bazaar

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Entrepreneur and inventor Gabe Nagel has been tinkering with different products throughout his four years in business, and he’s finally landed on success.  His top product offerings include moisturizing massage candles and super bars—sunscreen, moisturizer, insect repellent and deodorant all in one.  His success over the past year has encouraged Gabe to give back, and he plans to donate a …

Press Release: Kids to Provide a Taste of Youth Business at State Capital

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February 6, Denver– Nearly 20 youth businesses plan to showcase their products at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, February 11, preceding a committee vote on Senate Bill 19-103 which would legalize minors’ businesses. If passed, Senate Bill 19-103 would prohibit any county, municipality, city and county government or any agency of a local government from requiring a license or …

Press Release: The Perfect Way to Learn, Young AmeriTowne On the Road Returns to Greeley

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, returns to Greeley this month with plans to deliver a hands-on lesson in financial literacy and free enterprise to 300 local elementary students over two weeks. This year, AmeriTowne is set up at the Aims Community College Cornerstone Building beginning Thursday, February 7.  For Towne Director, Chris O’Reilly, who grew up in …

Young Americans Bank – Leila’s Essential Care

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Leila Hollis is just 12, but she’s already started three businesses!  Her latest enterprise is “Leila’s Essential Care” which sells sugar scrubs and foot balms.  This business combines Leila’s love of creating things and her desire to earn extra spending money.  Plus, Leila won top honors at YouthBiz Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education last summer! Watch Leila’s …

Press Release: Returning to our Roots: AmeriTowne On the Road makes fifth trip to Pueblo

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January 16, Denver– Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, returns to Pueblo this month, bringing hands-on learning to 4th and 5th grade students for a fifth straight year. Catering to smaller classes and communities like those found in and near Pueblo, AmeriTowne On the Road will serve an estimated 275 Pueblo-area students. The program will be housed at Pueblo Community …