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 …

Public Good Impact: Tackling Grand Challenges: A Community Table Award Sends Students to Young AmeriTowne

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The University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement to Advance Scholarship and Learning describes the impact of an ACT award on a Denver metro-area school.  This grant provided scholarships to 77 students, who learned how to spend, save, share and invest wisely, but the impact reached their families as well. Angela’s cousin was one of the students participating on a …

YouthBiz participant empowered by Vera and Joseph Dresener Foundation

Press Release: Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation empowers youth

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January 15, Denver– YouthBiz, a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, has been awarded a two-year $25,000 grant from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation to empower disadvantaged youth through entrepreneurship.  This grant will support continued expansion of entrepreneurial training programs in the Denver metro area. Read the full press release here.

Colorado & Company: Comical Wallets

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Madeleine Whitney makes the kind of items that you’ll never find in a store!  Her business, Comical Wallets, sells unique wallets that she hand-crafts out of comic books and fabric.  Kids and adults alike love them!  At just 13 years old, Madeleine has built an impressive business that’s been around for the last four years.  You’ll find her products online …