Community First Foundation – Teaching Colorado Kids to Give Where They Live

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Community First Foundation, organizer of Colorado Gives Day which takes place this year on December 8th, has been a sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education since 2005 when the Center opened it Lakewood location. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation’s leadership support for the Center’s flagship program, Young AmeriTowne (a hands-on, experiential learning program in financial literacy for 5th graders) has directly impacted 151,814 elementary students.   Through its support, Community First Foundation helps deliver the …

King Soopers Hats in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Learn Adaptability Thanks to King Soopers

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When businesses across the Denver metro area shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, grocery stores did not.  They continued to provide essential products to customers while adapting to a new normal. The Denver Business Journal recently announced that one such retailer, King Soopers, had the largest market share of local consumer spending on groceries this year.  This caught our attention as King Soopers is this same grocery store that provides …

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Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm is on a mission to help people

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With a belief that education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities and that all youth deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential, State Farm’s support of hands-on learning at Young American Center couldn’t be more relevant and instrumental. State Farm supports programs that provide today’s youth with the tools and resources which help them achieve life …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center provides lessons in business, compassion, and excellence

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As the world continues navigating the challenges and new norms established by the global pandemic, common conditions of life and community can feel uncertain. It takes incredible leadership and selflessness to weather the storm and ensure that all of our community participants are properly cared for. We can’t think of a better example of compassion and excellence in service than …

Young AmeriTowne Bank Teller

Learned it in AmeriTowne: Perspective from a Youth Advisory Board Member

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One of the most meaningful aspects of the Young Americans Center for Financial Education is the impact it has on so many youth in Colorado. One of the best known and widest reaching programs is Young AmeriTowne, which exposes students to economic, business, financial and government elements of society. It is a day when students move into a simulated town …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Learning About an Honest Day’s Work with Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation

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The shops in Young AmeriTowne are selected to best represent a real-life, functioning economy. The shops include a grocery store, TV station, a bank, local government, hospital center, and a student favorite – the Container Shop. Representing the manufacturing sector, the Container Shop has been perennial favorite in helping students understand the many rich roles available to them in today’s …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) 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 …

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“I Wish I Had This Growing Up”

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Daniels Scholar Interns Share Their Summer with Young Americans Center As four Daniels Scholar interns join the staff at Young Americans Center for Financial Education this summer, we couldn’t be more thrilled.  These four individuals help deliver a hands-on lesson in financial education in a professional, fun, and accessible way! Michelle Lopez, age 20, is a Finance and Journalism major …

Students working in the Investment Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Filling the Investment Knowledge Gap with Cambiar Investors

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Here at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, teaching youth about long-term savings and investments is an important goal. Cambiar Investors—Young AmeriTowne Investment Shop sponsor and longtime supporter of the Center since 2007 – has shared this goal with us for over a decade.  In the world of financial literacy, investing knowledge is extremely important. According to a 2018 FINRA …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Teaching the Financial Building Blocks with Mohar Charitable Foundation

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Financial literacy – the ability to understand and effectively apply various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing – is increasingly important in today’s world. Beginning to teach kids at a young age about finances is the best way to ensure that they grow up to be self-sufficient, financially literate adults. Since 1988, the Center’s programs, through the …