Safeway Market

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 …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Kroenke Sports Charities Help Youth Understand the Value of Fun

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Sports. The activity and entertainment so many of us are ready to start attending, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids or Mammouth, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money and require planning. Here …

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Thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado, Students Understand Financial and Physical Health Go Hand in Hand

Betsy Sklar General, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

How important is having a plan? That’s an essential question faced by all social members during the wake and aftermath of this life-changing year.  At Young AmeriTowne, students know the importance of plans – savings plans, budgeting plans and investing plans. They also know financial health means leveraging the planning skills they develop during this engaging educational program to build …

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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

Betsy Sklar Classes + Camps, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz 2 Comments

Summer Camp registration is now open for programs at Young Americans Center for Financial Education!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2021 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way. As we plan for summer, we will continue to follow direction from …

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What Makes Financial Education Work?

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The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has identified best practices for quality financial education programs. Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s Young AmeriTowne program meets each criteria. The program is loved by kids, teachers, and parents for giving students a hands-on experience in money management and business basics.  Now learn the ingredients that make the Young AmeriTowne program work. …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Helping Students Foster a Culture of Inclusivity

Chris O'Reilly Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Initiative is a word that gets tossed around as habitual business acumen – but finding examples of those that consistently “walk the walk” can be elusive. True initiative is actually instigating impact. This means doubling down on ambitious goals and bringing others along with you, which is a perennial mindset of JPMorgan Chase & Co., an anchor supporter of Young …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Investors Teaches Savings to Young Americans

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Experts estimate that four out of every ten Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency expense.  This pre-pandemic statistic was only exacerbated in the last year as businesses closed their doors and unemployment rates rose.  Young Americans Center for Financial Education and proud supporter Janus Henderson Investors are working together to solve this problem by teaching youth about the importance of …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Transamerica Prepares All Learners for their Financial Future

Chris O'Reilly Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Financial strength. These commanding words represent a monumental pillar of focus as we continue to collectively navigate through the global pandemic. For many, looking back on 2020 is taxing. A recent research study found that 59% of Americans say they experienced a financial setback in the past year. Turning the page means recalibrating and reevaluating the best ways to grip …