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Sponsor Spotlight: BOK Financial Gives Students Tools for Financial Resilience

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program.. This is where Send-a-School comes in. Established in 2004, this initiative, which is …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Brings Finance to Life at Young Americans Center

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All businesses need to manage their finances to succeed.  The shops in Young AmeriTowne and the countries in International Towne are no different.  Each has revenue and expenses, just like a real business, and each has a student accountant that manages this cash flow to maintain profitability.  Helping bring the Towne experience to life in both programs is proud sponsor Eide …

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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 …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Helping Students Foster a Culture of Inclusivity

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Initiative is a word that gets tossed around as habitual business acumen – but finding examples of those that consistently “walk the walk” can be elusive. True initiative is actually instigating impact. This means doubling down on ambitious goals and bringing others along with you, which is a perennial mindset of JPMorgan Chase & Co., an anchor supporter of Young …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Transamerica Prepares All Learners for their Financial Future

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Financial strength. These commanding words represent a monumental pillar of focus as we continue to collectively navigate through the global pandemic. For many, looking back on 2020 is taxing. A recent research study found that 59% of Americans say they experienced a financial setback in the past year. Turning the page means recalibrating and reevaluating the best ways to grip …

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 business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. The program has received countless accolades for its engaging format and its applicability across all types of student and school demographics.

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm is on a mission to help people

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With a belief that education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities and that all youth deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential, State Farm’s support of hands-on learning at Young American Center couldn’t be more relevant and instrumental. State Farm supports programs that provide today’s youth with the tools and resources which help them achieve life …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program. This is where Send-a-School comes in.  Established in 2004, this initiative, which …

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 business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. The program has received countless accolades for its engaging format and its applicability across all types of student and school demographics.

“I Wish I Had This Growing Up”

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Daniels Scholar Interns Share Their Summer with Young Americans Center As four Daniels Scholar interns join the staff at Young Americans Center for Financial Education this summer, we couldn’t be more thrilled.  These four individuals help deliver a hands-on lesson in financial education in a professional, fun, and accessible way! Michelle Lopez, age 20, is a Finance and Journalism major …

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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 …