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 …

Press Release: Young AmeriTowne Brings Hands-on Financial Education to Kansas

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November 27, Lenora, Kansas– Business leaders, community members and families gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a brand-new Towne: Young AmeriTowne Kansas.  Beginning spring 2019, Young AmeriTowne will bring a beloved hands-on lesson in free enterprise to students in 28 Kansas counties. Operating in Denver since 1990, the Young AmeriTowne education program teaches elementary students about economics, civics, personal finance, …

Education Commission of the States: Financial Literacy Is a Growing Focus in Education Curricula

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For Zeke Perez Jr., visiting Young AmeriTowne was a transformative experience.  Now a researcher at the Education Commission of the states, he writes, “The lessons I learned at Young AmeriTowne and in the classes leading up to that trip shaped how I would think about money for the rest of my life.”  In this blog, published on the Commission’s website, Prez …

Money Smarts for Kids 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 4, 2018.  Donations give students of every background the opportunity to experience “money smarts for kids and money skills for life” at hands-on real-life programs like Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz for young entrepreneurs, and International …

KRSL Russell Radio: Young AmeriTowne of Kansas Will Serve Area Students

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This press release invites the public to attend an Open House on Tuesday, November 27 to celebrate the opening of Young AmeriTowne Kansas.  Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. is partnering with Young Americans Center for Financial Education to bring hands-on financial literacy to 28 northwest and north central Kansas counties. Read the full story on KRSL.com.

Colorado & Company: Young Americans Bank – Artigami – October 26, 2018

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Matthew Layden, Sophia Layden, and Mila Baird-Yeung are the proud creators and owners of ArtiGami!  This is a business these young entreprneurs first created in summer camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education two years ago.  They sell unique paper products including ornaments, picture frames, coasters, Christmas ornaments, and much more.  In addition to their website, you can find …