Sponsor Spotlight: Western Union helps better financial education

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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 …

What’s New in Towne?

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This school year has gotten off to an amazing start with students coming from all over the state to participate in our programs, and we have had a few that have just shined. Recently in Young AmeriTowne one of the Bank Presidents created his own “Customer Satisfaction Survey” with questions like “Would you come back?” and “How long was your …

Vantiv Creates Real World Learning

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Young AmeriTowne and International Towne are unique in providing opportunities for young people to learn about finances in a real world setting.  Proud sponsor Vantiv helps to create this real world by providing a practice debit and credit card to every participating student.  Thanks to Vantiv, students don’t just read about cards and credit—they actually experience how plastic works. Vantiv, a …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alpine Bank Pays for A’s and Much More!

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This week, Young Americans Center shines a spotlight on Alpine Bank, a proud supporter of AmeriTowne On the Road and our other hands-on programs in financial education for the past three years. From the bank’s beginning in 1973, Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young thought that giving back to the community would “be good for the bottom line.” He has since …

Sponsor Spotlight: Send-a-School Program

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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 …

Tales from Towne: The Dilemma

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International Towne is a one-of-a-kind educational program offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers to help teach students about global economics through fun, hands-on, experiential learning. Teachers use our curriculum to teach concepts in the classroom, which in turn prepares students for the most crucial (and fun) part of the program – a day running International Towne. International Towne is …

Sponsor Spotlight: Seeing the wonders of the world—thank you AAA Colorado!

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What’s pocket-sized, blue and is a key to the world? The AAA Colorado International Towne passport! The 10,000 students who visit International Towne each year carry this special tool with them at all times. AAA Colorado has been sending Colorado travelers around the world since 1922, and they also send International Towne students around their own world of 16 countries. …

Tales from Towne: Getting Ready for a New Year!

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Now that summer is over, program staff is hard at work preparing for all of our students during the school year.  Our to do list is massive, including preparing materials, deep cleaning, re-arranging, re-decorating, and editing the curriculum taught during summer camps. Preparing materials is one of the most time consuming activities.   We are completing projects such as creating 120 …