Tales from Towne: A Teaching Partnership

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A partnership between Young AmeriTowne and Metro State University of Denver has been developing for several years now. Many students attending MSU Denver to study education are given the opportunity to receive credit hours by taking one day to visit our facility, while fifth grade students are on a field trip to visit our site. Representatives of the Young Americans …

On the Road Curriculum

AmeriTowne On the Road Curriculum Teachers: When you opt to participate in the Young AmeriTowne On the Road program, you will receive a web link and a password to access the AmeriTowne curriculum.  In the curriculum folder, you will also find a teacher orientation video which explains program mechanics and offers ideas for integrating the curriculum into your classroom. All program …

Day in Towne Videos

We hope you enjoyed your day at Young AmeriTowne On the Road! Photos and video from your day at Young AmeriTowne are now available in Dropbox.  Contact a Towne Director if you have any questions: Chris O’Reilly, AmeriTowne On the Road Director – coreilly@yacenter.org or 303-320-3214 Susan Weimer, AmeriTowne On the Road Director Denver – sweimer@yacenter.org 303-320-3242 Thanks for participating …

Day in Towne On The Road

Day in Towne – AmeriTowne On the Road Before You Arrive Teachers – you and your students will complete most of the curriculum lessons and activities, including: An election for Mayor and Judge. A vote on laws to govern your day in Towne. Interviews for positions to work in each Young AmeriTowne business. The Day of Towne You and your …

Tales from Towne: Credit or Debit?

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The financial world we live in today has changed a lot for consumers in the past ten years.  We have new tools to make payments such as Paypal or Venmo.  We shop online.  We rarely write checks anymore.  Small businesses accommodate the consumer with card swipe attachments to cell phones and tablets because people are more likely to carry a …

Young AmeriTowne On the Road

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On Tuesday, August 12, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation. Though the event was Tuesday, our staff was already hard at work setting up the highlight of our town, “Young AmeriTowne On the Road,” on Monday, the day before.  I was lucky enough to be part of …

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road

Expanding the Reach of AmeriTowne On the Road brings our flagship educational program, Young AmeriTowne, to small schools and rural communities outside the Denver metro area.  The program uses the same curriculum and culminating experience as our "classic" locations in Denver and Belmar.  Students study a 6-8 week curriculum at school, taught by their teachers, before running their own Towne for ...

Tales from Towne: Purchasing Online

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Nowadays, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to make a purchase. There is no need to get up off of your couch to make that happen!  With the simple click of a mouse, items can be selected and stored in an online shopping cart.  All major retailers, and even small start-ups, make online shopping a viable option for the sake of …

Looking Back: A Young AmeriTowne Experience

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My name is J.D. Yaklich and I grew up in Englewood, CO and attended Englewood public schools. Since then, I have gone on to become a Daniels Fund Scholar and attend the University of Colorado at Boulder studying marketing in the Leeds School of Business. This summer I have had the opportunity to intern at Young Americans Center, which has …

Tales from Towne: Planting the Seed

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At ten years old, a youngster likely does not have the faintest idea about what he or she wants to be when grown up.  Of course, it is not expected that a fifth grader has insight into his or her future profession, with a career track all mapped out.  While attending elementary school, it may seem to some children that …