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Sponsor Spotlight: Xcel Energy is Energizing the Future

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In 2022, the Xcel Energy Foundation revised its grant program to bolster their community impact, better align with the company’s business priorities, and reflect their diversity, equity and inclusion commitments. The new program, Energizing the Future, strategically targets their foundation giving within three focus areas: STEM Career Pathways, Environmental Sustainability and Community Vitality. To further demonstrate Xcel Energy’s commitment to …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Helps Youth Achieve Their Full Potential

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Since its inception, the Janus Henderson Foundation has contributed $45 million to thousands of nonprofits and Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to be one of them! As they help people to reach their goals with their investment products, Janus Henderson also invests in their community. With a mission to help youth achieve their full potential through access …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Works to Uplift All Communities

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With 56,000 volunteers around the globe donating 383,000 hours to nonprofits, we know that the Denver area employees of JPMorgan Chase & Co. are certainly contributing to these incredible numbers of engagement. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been a community partner of the Young Americans Center for Financial Education for 15 years. They are a strong supporter both in philanthropic …

Alpine Bank Representative poses with several students while presenting a check for $100,000

Sponsor Spotlight: Alpine Bank brings Young AmeriTowne to the Western Slope

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After a 2 year hiatus, Young AmeriTowne On the Road returns to Grand Junction this month bringing financial literacy education to eager 4th and 5th graders. AmeriTowne On the Road, presented locally by Alpine Bank, mirrors the Denver-based program, but it caters to smaller classes in remote communities. AmeriTowne On the Road will serve 800+ students from School District 51 …

Ryan Warner poses with four students in the Radio Station in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Colorado Public Radio’s senior host Ryan Warner visits Young AmeriTowne

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Ryan Warner, senior host of Colorado Public Radio's "Colorado Matters", visited with a group of 5th grade students in Young AmeriTowne earlier this week. After welcoming the students and sharing a few jokes, Ryan discussed the importance of distinguishing between facts vs. opinions when conducting interviews and reporting the news. Senior Host of CPR's Colorado Matters, Ryan Warner, hangs out ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Young AmeriTowne On the Road with Legacy Bank

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After a 2 year hiatus, Young AmeriTowne On the Road returned to Pueblo last week bringing financial literacy education to eager 4th and 5th graders. AmeriTowne On the Road mirrors the Denver-based program, but it caters to smaller classes in remote communities. AmeriTowne On the Road served 200+ Pueblo-area students at Pueblo Community College February 7 -11. A proud parent volunteers in ...
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Sponsor Spotlight:  CoBank’s Commitment to Fund Financial Education For Young People

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CoBank is a key partner in our efforts to provide an equitable financial education for all. CoBank’s continued support is part of its corporate citizenship initiatives which support community causes in the Denver metro area (home of the bank’s national headquarters) and across the country. Past Young Americans Board Chair and CFO of CoBank, Dave Burlage, explains why this partnership ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm Supports Crucial Send-a-School Scholarship Program

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State Farm is committed to being a good neighbor by building safer, stronger and better educated communities. This makes them the perfect partner organization for the work being done at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. State Farm supports programs like Young AmeriTowne that provide youth with tools and resources to set them up for future success in business and ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Safeway Supports Experiential Learning

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One thing the students learn right away when they work at the Towne Market through the Young AmeriTowne program, is competition is a healthy and inevitable part of running a business. As the 5th grade students enter the Young AmeriTowne Belmar location in Lakewood, they are prepared for a fun and engaging day. Through their classroom curriculum, they have learned ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: BOK Financial Gives Students Tools for Financial Resilience

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program.. This is where Send-a-School comes in. Established in 2004, this initiative, which is …