Tales from Towne: Thinking Outside the Box

Susan Stenhaug International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

An amazing part of working in Young Ameritowne and International Towne is to see the kids really understand how Towne works. You’ll see quotes in the paper like “being an adult is hard” or “it’s hard to manage my money.” But every once in a while, there are some kids who truly realize the potential of Young Ameritowne and International …

Tales from Towne: The International Towne Experience

Young Americans Center for Financial Education International Towne Leave a Comment

Since starting as a program’s assistant I’ve spent most of my time in AmeriTowne, our program for 5th graders. Last week however was my first day running a world region on my own, PacAsia, which includes Australia, Japan, China and India. Singapore is in there too, but it serves as the “World Bank” and has its own staff person. International …

Tales from Towne: Introduction

Young Americans Center for Financial Education International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different people every day, and businesses never have the same employees twice. Each morning the (new) mayor gives an inspirational speech …

India citizen raising her hand

FAQs – International Towne

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may help you understand the International Towne program better. Do you provide training sessions to familiarize teachers with the International Towne curriculum?Teacher orientation and refresher sessions are offered July through April to provide critical information about International Towne program mechanics and the classroom materials. A 5-hour Teacher Orientation is required for ...

Volunteer Orientation

International Towne Parent Volunteer: International Towne is a wonderful way for kids to see “interconnectedness” of the world.  Thank you to you and sponsors for your dedication to worthwhile project!! View our International Towne Volunteer Orientation video here. Adult volunteers are invited to assist students the day they attend International Towne. We recommend there be one adult for each of ...
International Towne Birds-eye view

Teacher Orientations

Teachers should schedule an International Towne Teacher Orientation or watch a Refresher webinar at least two months prior to attending International Towne.  Teacher Orientations are included with the cost of program registration. Teacher Orientations – New Teachers Teachers new to the International Towne program are required to attend a Teacher Orientation.  These four-hour sessions provide critical information about the mechanics of ...
International Towne Birds-eye view

How to Register

Follow these six, easy steps to register your school for International Towne. Six Step Registration

Teacher with International Towne students

International Towne Curriculum

The International Towne curriculum includes lessons in three themes which are mapped to Colorado Content Standards and Personal Financial Literacy Standards as well as to Common Core Standards.  Included in these lessons are hands-on activities that teach in a fun, experiential way.  All of this learning prepares students for the culminating day where they will run International Towne. When you sign …

Day In Towne Photos

Day in Towne Photos We hope you enjoyed your day at International Towne! Photos and video from your day at Young AmeriTowne are now available in Dropbox.  Contact International Towne Director Evan Borg if you have any questions: eborg@yacenter.org or 303-320-3238. Thanks for participating in our programs.  We hope to see you again soon!    

International Towne Birds-eye view

Day In International Towne

Before You Arrive Teachers and students will complete most of the curriculum lessons and activities, including: A knowledge pre-test An election for Chief Justice and Captain of the Guard A vote on laws to govern the Towne A interview for each International Towne position A tour of International Towne Helpful InformationBefore you arrive, make sure your school buses and/or parent ...