Tales from Towne: Investing Ideas for Kids

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If you ask a kiddo what investing means, they’ll probably give you a blank stare.  In fact, many adults will do the same!  However, knowing what investing is and how it works can help your children successfully navigate the financial world as adults.  Here are some ideas to help! Young children can start by learning what it means to work …

AmeriTowne On the Road in Pueblo: Life Skills you Need to Have

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, just returned from an impactful two weeks in Pueblo.  In total, 247 students received a hands-on lesson in free enterprise while the program was set up at Pueblo Community College. This year marked On the Road’s fifth trip to the Pueblo community, and schools like Desert Sage Elementary, located in the nearby …

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West helps kids create healthy financial habits

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“Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability.” – ScienceDaily, citing a study by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The individuals in this study will likely face a lifetime of financial hardship.  The results of the …

Sponsor Spotlight: CoBiz ensures that all students can access AmeriTowne

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On a recent day in Young AmeriTowne, 10-year-old Ricardo* was having the time of his life.  You couldn’t walk past the Market without hearing him call out to customers, and he had a huge smile on his face as he helped customers pay for their products at the cash register.  Ricardo and his fellow classmates participated in this beloved program …

Sponsor Spotlight: There’s nothing else like it, thanks to KeyBank

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“Have you ever done anything like this before?” This question was asked to a group of 5th graders from Slavens Elementary School as they patiently waited in line to make a deposit at KeyBank in Young AmeriTowne. All said they had waited in line before. A few said they had even been to a bank with their parents.  But only one student, Crystal*, …

Sponsor Spotlight: City of Lakewood brings citizenship to life

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Cities and towns are comprised of many different parts that work together to form a strong community. Young AmeriTowne participants in Belmar experience this concept first-hand, thanks to the long-time support of City of Lakewood, which is celebrating its 50thanniversary in 2019. Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise, began in 1990.  By 2000, there was a 70-school wait list …

Young AmeriTowne 2019

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 nearly 34,100 youth per year, Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers to help students learn about business, ...

Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Hospital Colorado provides real career experience

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In Young AmeriTowne, students get their first taste of what being an adult is like.  The Medical Center is no exception, and thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado, students working in Young AmeriTowne Denver and AmeriTowne On the Road gain real-world experience in the medical field! Young AmeriTowne lessons begin in the classroom, where students work together in business teams to …

Tales from Towne: Students make a difference, will you?

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Philanthropy is a big part of financial literacy, and it’s something that students who come to Young AmeriTowne take to heart!  With Colorado Gives Day just around the corner on Tuesday, December 4, making a difference is top of mind.  So, we’d like to share two “tales of philanthropy” to help inspire you! First, some background.  At school, students take …

Sponsor Spotlight: Giving is for kids, too, thanks to Community First Foundation

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This is the time of year when we think about giving back to our communities.  Thanks to Community First Foundation, young people can actively participate in philanthropy themselves! According to its website, Community First Foundation was founded in 1975 as Lutheran Medical Center Foundation.  The name has changed over the years, but the mission to “increase generosity and power community …