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 …

Youth Business Owners Shine at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of nine Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank. This annual event was held Thursday, October 4 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Three winning businesses received $1,000 and a year with a distinguished mentor, a leader …

Press Release: Mentors to Guide the Next Generation of Business Leaders

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October 2, Denver – Three prominent business leaders will serve as Presenting Mentors for the 17th annual YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala, which is the largest youth business competition in Colorado. Benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education and presented by CoBank, this year’s event will be held at Denver’s Seawell Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 4, 2018. This …

KKTO/KJCT: Young AmeriTowne comes to Grand Junction

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Reporter Stephanie Bennett visited Young AmeriTowne On the Road in Grand Junction.  Stephanie experienced AmeriTowne in Denver when she was an elementary student in Colorado Spring.  The segment included an interview with the teacher and with Director Chris O’Reilly, a shot of the CoBank Bank, and acknowledgement of OtterCares which matches student donations. Watch the segment online.

Colorado and Company: Luke Aden Photography – September 28, 2018

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Luke Aden is a Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars finalist and entrepreneur that runs his own photography business, Luke Aden Photography.  At just 17-years-old, Luke has accomplished quite a lot!  He is a contributing photographer on Shutter Stock and iStock photo, he has won numerous awards, and his work has been featured on 9News’ coverage of student protests against gun violence …