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Sports Social: Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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Sports Social hosted 13-year-old Hannah Reyes, winner of the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and owner of HER Designs, and Janet Redwine, Communications Director at Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  They discussed youth business ownership, financial education, and the resources provided by YouthBiz to support young entrepreneurs. Watch the interview from Altitude TV.

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The Villager: GV Teen Turns Talent into Hope

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Thirteen-year-old Hannah Reyes is providing hope and help to communities throughout Denver through her business, HER Designs.  Sewing a total of 600 face masks in the last two months, Hannah has donated more than a third of them to local nonprofits. HER Designs has sold products at the YouthBiz Marketplace and won the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition. …

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Press Release: Pivoting to Make Lemons out of Lemonade

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has held a Marketplace for youth business owners for decades.  It’s a place where young people can sell their hand-crafted products to the Denver metro area community, gaining hands-on experience in sales, customer service, and business ownership. When COVID-19 cancelled the in-person event this spring, Young Americans Center utilized technology to provide an online …

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The Denver Post Colorado Kids: Financial Literacy Month

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April is Financial Literacy Month! With this spotlight, many organizations across the United States are rallying to help kids and adults gain financial literacy. Included in a special edition of The Denver Post’s Colorado Kids are additional ideas to help young people and their families start a journey towards being money smart. Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that …

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Overview of Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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Riderflex, a global Recruiting and Consulting Firm, interviewed Rich Martinez, President and CEO of Young Americans Bank and Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  In addition to providing an overview of the organization, Rich shared interview and career tips with listeners. Watch the an overview on YouTube. Listen to the entire interview on Anchor FM.

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Colorado & Company: Aloha Denver

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A delicious, eco-friendly, and all-natural dessert that’s perfect for warm weather?  Yes, please!  Jane Goldman, age 15, and Tatym Harvey, age 12, created a snow cone business as part of a YouthBiz camp last spring.  In addition to making new friends and business partners, Jane and Tatym learned about business, teamwork, and confidence—skills that help them succeed in school and …

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KUNC: Colorado Fifth Graders Learn Job And Life Skills at ‘Young AmeriTowne,’

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KUNC Reporter Stephanie Daniels profiles AmeriTowne On the Road in Greeley while it was set up at Aims Community College.  The story includes interviews with Rich Martinez, President and CEO, Chris O’Reilly, Towne Director, Kayla Schlitz, Fifth Grade Teacher at Ann K. Heiman Elementary School in Evans, Colorado, Joel Coggin, small business owner in Denver and AmeriTowne alum, and participating …

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Colorado Parent: Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs

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Courtney Drake-McDonough collaborated with Anna Leer and Young Americans Center as part of Colorado Parent’s Parenting 911 series.  The article provids tips to help kids start a summer business, from brainstorming ideas, finance, and logistics. Read the article here.

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Colorado & Company: Ryder Matz, Ryder’s Riches LLC

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When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, which he loved and which …