Meet a Mentor: Jim Reuter, CEO, FirstBank

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is so pleased to introduce the third presenting mentor in our 2021 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition: Jim Reuter, CEO of FirstBank.  One lucky winner of this year’s competition will work with him throughout the coming year to improve his or her business! Reuter has extensive banking experience, starting his career at FirstBank in ...

Meet a Mentor: Jeff Bennis, Vice President, Rifkin and Associates

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This week, we invite you to meet the second of our three distinguished mentors hosting a youth entrepreneur in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition.  Jeff Bennis is Vice President of Rifkin and Associates, Inc. Mr. Bennis was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Rifkin & Associates, Inc. (R&A) from 1994-2003. The privately held company operated cable television systems ...

Meet a Mentor: Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D., President and CEO, Craig Hospital

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we are highlighting for the 2021 competition is Jandel Allen-Davis, President and CEO of Craig Hospital - a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Comcast Invests in Advancing Digital Equity and Developing Digital Literacy Skills Through YouthBiz

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In its most recent Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) offers a collection of strategies, investments, and policy recommendations in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Chief among them are a call for reskilling and upskilling the workforce in order to facilitate an equitable economic recovery.  To meet emerging shifts in employer demand, the CDWC specifically …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Champions Youth Entrepreneurship

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Established in 1992, YouthBiz is a leading provider of youth entrepreneurship programs in Colorado. YouthBiz programs are dedicated to helping young people, particularly those who face academic, social and economic barriers, experience business creation opportunities. Through hands-on programs and real-life experiences, young people participate in all levels of entrepreneurship, from learning the basics of developing a business idea to marketing ...
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String Theory Clocks Ready for Sales at YouthBiz Spring Marketplace

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The YouthBiz Spring Marketplace opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, and both vendors and staff can’t wait for the shopping to begin!  We caught up  with one of our more successful vendors from the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace, Chandler Nayman of String Theory Clocks, to learn more about his business, his experience with Marketplace, and his goals for sales. YouthBiz:  Hi Chandler, …

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Where are they now? Catching up with the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winners

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The last year has been difficult, but despite the obstacles, many young business owners have demonstrated their true entrepreneurial prowess through adaptability, perseverance, and critical thinking.  The three winners from the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Business Competition are three such business owners who have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever.  They all have shown increased business acumen, motivation, …

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YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

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Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

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YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camp Returns!

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Looking for a fun and safe activity during the spring break holiday? Young Americans Center for Financial Education is excited to announce the return of the YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camp this year, filled with interactive activities, games, and a $100 CASH prize for the winning business! The 2021 camp will be offered virtually through the Denver Public Library system for FREE!  …

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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

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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 …