Rural Ameritowne

Rural Young Americans Rural Young Americans Center for Financial Education, LLC, is located in Wray, Colorado, eight miles from the border of Kansas. Rural Young Americans offers Rural AmeriTowne to elementary and middle students throughout the eastern plains of Colorado and across the borders of Kansas and Nebraska. For more information and to register, email ruralameritowne@plainstel.com or call 970-332-3150. Rural Young Americans ...

FAQs – Young AmeriTowne

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Young AmeriTowne that may help you understand our program better. About Young AmeriTowne Where is Young AmeriTowne?AmeriTowne has three permanent locations and two portable versions: Denver: 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206   Belmar: 401 S. Pierce St. Lakewood, CO 80226   Wray: 32415 Highway 34 / P.O. Box 312 Wray, Colorado 80758 On the ...

Volunteer Orientations

Adult volunteers are invited to assist students the day they attend Young AmeriTowne! Before your visit, please watch our Volunteer Orientation Video so that you know what to expect. We recommend having one adult for each shop.  AmeriTowne Denver (Headquarters) and Belmar have 17 shops, and AmeriTowne On the Road has 9 shops.  Schools are responsible for obtaining and scheduling ...

Teacher Orientations

Teachers should schedule a Young AmeriTowne Teacher Orientation or watch a Refresher webinar at least two months prior to attending Young AmeriTowne.  Teacher Orientations are included with the cost of program registration. Teacher Orientations - New Teachers Teachers new to the AmeriTowne program are required to attend a Teacher Orientation.  These four-hour sessions provide critical information about the mechanics of the ...
Students work together in the AmeriTowne Newspaper shop

How To Register

Six Step Registration Follow these six, easy steps to register your school for Young AmeriTowne. Step 1 - Pick a date Coordinate with your teaching team to decide what month and day your group would like to attend AmeriTowne.  Step 2 - Schedule a date Contact the Director of your program to schedule your Young AmeriTowne visit. Dates are available September ...

Young AmeriTowne Curriculum

The Young AmeriTowne curriculum includes  lessons in eight themes which are mapped to Colorado Content Standards and Personal Financial Literacy Standards as well as to Common Core Standards.  Included in these lessons are hands-on activities that teach in a fun, experiential way.  All of this learning prepares students for the culminating day where they will run Young AmeriTowne. When you sign ...

Day In Towne Photos

Day in Towne Photos We hope you enjoyed your day at Young AmeriTowne! Photos and video from your day at Young AmeriTowne are now available in Dropbox.  Contact a Towne Director if you have any questions: Merrick Stein, Director (Denver) 303 320-3215 or mstein@yacenter.org Sondra Osif, Director (Belmar) 303 320-3259 or sosif@yacenter.org   Thanks for participating in our programs.  We hope …

Day In Young AmeriTowne

Before You Arrive Teachers and students will complete most of the curriculum lessons and activities, including: A knowledge pre-test An election for Mayor and Judge. A vote on laws to govern the Towne. A interview for each Young AmeriTowne job. A tour of Young AmeriTowne or AmeriTowne On the Road. Helpful InformationBefore you arrive, make sure your school buses and/or parent ...

Young AmeriTowne

A hands-on lesson in free enterprise. YOUNG AMERITOWNE: [ ] KATHARINE, 5TH GRADE: I learned how the flow of money works, how to balance a checkbook register, and why you need to understand economics. Young AmeriTowne Reaching more than 30,000 youth per year, Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers to help students learn about ...

Out of Town Visitors in Young AmeriTowne

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Vail? Colorado Springs? Durango?  Sure – we’ve had students from these places come to Young AmeriTowne to get a unique and fun experience.  But Texas?  New York?  Korea?  We’ve never had anyone come that far before! Last week we hosted a junior camp of Young AmeriTowne.  These 2nd-4th graders learned about banking, finance, supply and demand, and how to budget …