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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 …

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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 anxiously awaiting to return, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money. Here at Young AmeriTowne, students learn …

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Aegon Transamerica Foundation’s Continued Commitment to Community Well-Being

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As states all over the country reel with the ripple effects of the current pandemic, the talk and planning of budget cuts is already proceeding.  School districts, especially, are feeling the brunt of school closures and the “what ifs” for the coming school year.  With Colorado school districts looking to trim millions of dollars from the budget, financial aid programs …

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Social Distance Fundraising

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Dine at Birdcall to support hands-on financial education! All day on Monday, May 25, 25% of all food and beverage purchases at Birdcall go to Young Americans Center for Financial Education, home of Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz! Customers must use the promotion code denverlove. Order Birdcall online for curbside or in-store pick-up.  Or, place an order in-store at …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Connects Grows the Hometown Heroes of Tomorrow

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Now more than ever, people and groups are stepping up to care for their communities, such as a Lakewood woman who hand sewed 500 masks and gave them for free or the thousands of front-line workers tirelessly working to help their neighbors and beyond. When we reflect on these hometown heroes, we see that those individuals are actively creating the …

Young Americans COVID-19 Updates

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Thank you for your support of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank.  The safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, and so we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know that we are taking precautions to help us all stay healthy, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: CoBank’s Commitment to Creating Equitable Education for All

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During April Financial Literacy month, there are lots of fun activities for children to learn about important financial topics including savings and the difference between debit and credit. However, uncertainty and anxiety from the fallout from the pandemic has educators and researchers recommending more thoughtful conversations around these topics as well. Articles like Teach Kids about Money in a Financial …

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Learning money basics at a young age helps build a strong financial future

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It’s important to start conversations about money with children early on in life. Teaching kids the basics — like needs vs. wants and budgeting — can be fun and is an invaluable step in laying a strong financial foundation for future decision making. My financial journey started when I was very young and is a trend I continued with my …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson- Preparing Fifth Graders to be Compassionate Community Leaders

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With Super Tuesday and the 2020 Democratic primaries taking place in the United States, it was refreshing to pay a visit to Young AmeriTowne today to interview young politicians with true integrity from Flagstone Elementary.  Young Americans Center’s Young AmeriTowne program includes a Towne Hall run by two elected officials, a mayor and a judge.  Thanks to Janus Henderson Investors, …

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Tales from Towne: Help Your Students Run Successful AmeriTowne Businesses

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Young AmeriTowne is a very fun and exciting place to be! It is an excellent way for students to learn about the free enterprise system, and it’s a place where students get to apply lessons they learned in school to real-life situations in a simulated Towne. AmeriTowne has 9-17 different businesses, also called shops, and there are different things that …