A student uses a debit card in AmeriTowne

Tales from Towne: Lessons in holiday spending

Michelle Macy International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many folks are going shopping to find the perfect gifts for their friends and families. We are all trying to keep track of our spending and make wise financial decisions to protect our credit scores or our personal checking accounts. In Ameritowne and International Towne, students have a similar goal of recording purchases so …

International Towne Parent Information

International Towne is a one-of-a-kind educational program that introduces middle school students to the economics of the global marketplace right here in Denver. Through a 20-lesson curriculum taught at school, students learn an array of international concepts including interdependence, supply and demand, personal finance and navigating different cultures. Studies culminate in a four-hour session in International Towne where students run ...

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

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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

2017 Summer Interns Classes + Camps, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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

Michelle Macy International Towne Leave a Comment

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 …