Fox 31 Denver: Young Americans Summer Camps

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It’s Summer Camp Week on Fox 31’s Colorado’s Best, and Young Americans kicked it off by showcasing this summer’s week-long day camps.  Designed for youth who have completed second through eighth grade, Young Americans Summer Camps offer fun, hands-on experiences in financial literacy!  Young people can build a business in entrepreneur camps such as Running Your Own Biz or Be …

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Colorado & Company: Owen and Liam Lennon

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Entrepreneurs Owen and Liam Lennon, 11-year old twin brothers, will amaze you with their unique business!  Owen’s The Scented Penguin makes all-natural bath products and candles which he displays in upcycled, vintage china or crystal dishes.  Liam’s The Lucky Penny transforms pennies into keepsake necklaces, bracelets, or keychains to commemorate milestone events.  Both savvy business owners were finalists in the …

Magnify Money: Make your kid a money genius at one of these 25 summer camps

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Writer Marena Galluccio reports on the growing number of summer camps that focus on financial literacy topics.  Included in the article is an interview with Rich Martinez, as well as a snapshot of what Young Americans Center for Financial Education camps offer: an underlying theme of personal financial responsibility, such as budgeting and managing money. Participants also tour the bank …

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Aims Community College: Young AmeriTowne Students Learn About Business and Free Enterprise

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Aims Community College welcomed excited 5th graders from Hygiene Elementary, who earned their first paycheck, ran a business and their own Towne for a day at this Young AmeriTowne event in Greeley, Colorado. Reaching more than 31,514 youth per year, Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 4th and 5th grade teachers to help teach students about business, …

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Press Release: Money Skills for Youth in Northern Colorado

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February 2, Denver – It is never too early to teach children about money.  Research conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education calls for greater access to financial education as this generation of young people is “overconfident and underprepared” to manage their own finances. Answering this call is Young Americans Center for Financial Education, based in Denver, which has …

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Fox 21 Living Local: AmeriTowne teaches elementary schoolers how to spend and save wisely

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February 1, Colorado Springs, Fox 21 in Colorado Springs invited AmeriTowne On the Road Director Susan Stenhaug and local presenting sponsor Legacy Bank‘s Rebecca Diaz on its new show Living Local.  Susan and Rebecca discussed the program’s recent visit to Pueblo, where it taught 253 youth about spending and saving in a fun, hands-on way. Watch the video on Fox 21’s …

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9News Colorado & Company: Bakery in a Box

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January 26, Denver, Mila Glynn makes baking a breeze!  She pitched her business, Bakery in a Box, which creates themed boxes of pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your doorstep.  Themes include birthday, winter, and Valentine’s Day.  Mila attributes part of her success to the Be Your Own Boss day-camp she participated in last summer at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Watch …

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Fox 21 Colorado Springs: Pueblo students run their own ‘town’ for a day

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January 20, 2018 – Reporter Sarah Ferguson from Fox 21 News in Colorado Springs visited Young AmeriTowne On the Road, which is running sessions at Pueblo Community College.  She interviewed students from Pueblo Arts and Science Institute as well as Rich Martinez, President and CEO of Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Watch students in action and read more about …

Wall Street Journal: Most Camps Have S’mores; This One Has Finance and Trade

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This front-page article profiles the Junior Money Matters summer camp, particularly its Wednesday “International Day” session.  Reporter Akane Otani spent a day observing the camp, along with a videographer and photojournalist.  The piece profiles four different campers in the print edition and six different campers in the online video, which also includes comments from Rich Martinez. Read the full article …