Jane and Tatym on the CO&Co set

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 …

Greeley Mayor with AmeriTowne students

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 …

Annabel and host Amelia Earhart

Colorado & Company: “The Wool and The Wearer”

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Annabel Feeny is the 11-year-old seamstress behind The Wool and The Wearer.  After crocheting a blanket for her cousin, she decided that she could turn her hobby into a business that creates wearable and warm products for all ages!  A week-long summer camp at Young Americans Center helped her get started, and she sold her first products at a school …

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Out of the Classroom and Into the Real World: Students Run Their Own Towne in Pueblo

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January 21, Denver – Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented locally by Legacy Bank, returns to Pueblo this month, bringing hands-on financial education to 4th and 5th grade students for a sixth straight year. AmeriTowne On the Road will serve an estimated 245 Pueblo-area students while at Pueblo Community College from January 14-23. Read the full Press Release.

Hannah and Jacquie at Colorado & Company

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 …

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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 …

State Farm at Young Americans Center's gala

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 …