Meet a Mentor: Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy – Colorado

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars, the annual business competition and gala benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education is just a few weeks away!  As a result, this month we’re introducing esteemed mentor Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy – Colorado.  Jackson joins a group of distinguished Denver-area business people willing to share their experience and knowledge by mentoring an up-and-coming …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Vectra Bank Teaches Kids that Saving is Important

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When the Federal Reserve published the latest Report on the Economic Well-Being in May, 2019, results indicated that although saving rates in the United States are improving, there is still much work to be done.  In particular, non-white and middle-to-low-income adults reported higher rates of financial distress than surveyed white and middle-to-upper-income adults.  Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle W. Bowman …

Denver Startup Week: Four Businesses are Ready to Win It!

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After weeks of preparation, four youth-owned businesses are ready to pitch at Denver Startup Week’s Youth Pass Pitch Challenge.  All are hoping to make it to the Denver Startup Week Pitch Challenge Semi-Finals where they’ll compete head-to-head with adult entrepreneurs for six coveted spots in the Pitch Challenge Finals! The businesses couldn’t be more different.  Luke Aden, a senior at …

International Towne Refresher Video

Teacher Orientation and refresher videos provide critical information about International Towne program mechanics and classroom materials.  A short refresher webinar is recommended for teachers who have participated previously in International Towne.  Teachers that have never participated in International Towne should plan to join a Teacher Orientation. Watch the 2019-20 Refresher Video

AmeriTowne Refresher Video

Teacher Orientation and refresher videos provide critical information about Young AmeriTowne program mechanics and classroom materials.  A short refresher webinar is recommended for teachers who have participated previously in Young AmeriTowne.  Teachers that have never participated in Young AmeriTowne should plan to join a Teacher Orientation. Watch the 2019-20 Refresher Video
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Sponsor Spotlight: JJP Family Foundation Involves All Learners in Experiential Education

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Both anecdotal and research-based evidence suggests that students learn best when they experience a concept for themselves.  The Young AmeriTowne and International Towne programs do just that in the field of financial education.  They allow elementary and middle school students to open their own …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Shouken Lopez, The Teen Entrepreneur

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Even though he’s only 16 years old, Shouken Lopez has found so much success as an entrepreneur that part of his business involves teaching others how to be successful! Shouken’s online store uses dropshipping to fulfill orders.  The products are shipped directly from a wholesaler, and Shouken’s profits come from the margins in between.  Shouken is a finalist in this year’s …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Hayden Hopkins, Lightner Designs

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Hayden Hopkins has her own business creating notecards called Lightner Designs.  Her hand-drawn designs are impressive—it’s hard to believe she’s only 11 years old!  Hayden is a finalist in the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition. Learn more about Hayden below, and watch her segment on Colorado & Company! Question: Tell me a little bit about you – name, …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Hannah Reyes, HER Designs

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Hannah Reyes used her initials to create the name of her business, HER Designs four years ago when she was eight.  She sells a variety of products, including hairclips, mirrors, popsockets, and mini-personal alarms, but all have a signature rosette that she hand-makes out of fabric.  Hannah is a finalist in the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition. Learn …

Entrepreneurship Events for Youth at Denver Startup Week

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Youth Pass returns to Denver Startup Week for a third straight year!  A collaboration among Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, and Denver Startup Week, YouthBiz allows youth as young as six and as old as twenty to network side-by-side with local entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Students will participate in event workshops, lead panel discussions, compete …