International Towne Teachers Information

Teachers bring their school groups to International Towne year after year because they see the value in hands-on financial literacy programs.  Find more information to help you understand the program and prepare for your visit below. Why International Towne International Towne Curriculum Steps to Register Teacher Orientation Day in Towne

Why International Towne

Teachers from nearly 100 schools in Colorado use International Towne each year to teach international business, trade, currency exchange, diplomacy, and responsible credit card use in a fun, hands-on way.  Here's why International Towne is a popular program for both students and teachers: Flexible curriculum:  Lessons are multidisciplinary, user-friendly and easy to break up for team teaching. Fosters learning and ...

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning how to use a card, thanks to Vantiv

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides programs that use real life, hands-on experiences for young people to learn about finance.  An important component of these programs is providing opportunities for youth to learn about credit and debit cards, since they are such a staple in today’s economy.  Thanks to Vantiv, each student participating in Young AmeriTowne and International Towne …

Sponsor Spotlight: Send-a-School creates opportunities for youth of all backgrounds

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education exists to provide every Colorado student, regardless of background, with the opportunity for effective training in financial literacy and workforce skills.  One of the programs that helps accomplish this mission is our Send-a-School sponsorship program.  Established in 2004, Send-a-School partners enable Young Americans to award financial assistance to students and schools attending Young AmeriTowne …

Interns experience the real world at Young Americans

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What is it like interning at Young Americans Center? We’ve all lived the action-packed day in town as young fourth and fifth graders, but coming back eight years later to see an alternate aspect of the operation is a unique experience. As college students, we were given the opportunity through the Daniels Fund to intern with the programs department during …

Eide Bailly shows students that they can do finance

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When you ask a 10-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” chances are high that you’ll receive answers such as, “Veterinarian,” “Doctor,” or even, “I don’t know.” Young Americans Center encourages young people to dream bigger by presenting them with a wide-range of future career options.  A valuable partner in this work is the accounting firm …

Tales from Towne – An amazing day in International Towne

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It is an amazing thing when a student is being challenged at just the right level for growth. Recently in International Towne we had a memorable group of students. They had the most requirements I have ever seen for one day in International Towne: Visit every single country Get their passport stamped by every country Record a greeting and thank …

Sponsor Spotlight: Western Union helps better financial education

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A basic introduction to financial literacy tools and preparing young people to be ready to enter the workforce helps students to be financially responsible adults.  For children growing up in poverty, however, exposure to these concepts is particularly difficult. Young Americans Center strives to overcome this gap by delivering youth financial education to students regardless of background.  A generous partner …

AAA Transports Students Across International Towne

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With advances in technology, our world seems smaller and easier to navigate than ever before. Friends can Skype from different continents, and a quick Internet search instantaneously displays stunning photos of faraway locations such as the Egyptian pyramids. Yet actual travel still requires research, preparation, and most importantly, a passport. Whether you’re travelling to Mexico on spring break or venturing …

India: What Moves You?

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One effective teaching strategy is to engage students through lessons and experiences that cater to different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic.  At Young Americans Center, our International Towne program embodies this principle by offering students a wide array of jobs–Reporter, Finance Minister, Jeweler, and Salesperson, just to name a few.  When students are truly interested in what they are doing, the …