Pitch Season for YouthBiz StartUp!

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Students from McAuliffe International and Kepner Beacon Middle School have been participating in YouthBiz Startup enrichment classes the last few months. This week they presented their awesome business ideas! McAuliffe International’s business competition was one for the books! There were six business ideas being presented and everyone talked about their competition, material costs and future goals for their product: The Nomad-A …

AmeriTowne goes On the Road to Colorado Springs

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road served 226 students last week in our inaugural visit to Colorado Springs!  The program was held at the Discover Goodwill building for a week beginning on March 6.  I sat down with Towne Director Chris O’Reilly to hear his highlights from the trip.  Here’s what he had to say: Question: How was your trip to …

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that entrepreneurship is a key to a successful future.  Through the study and practice of entrepreneurship, young people learn skills that will help them succeed in school and in life as they learn how to solve problems and create opportunities. A valuable partner in this work is Amica Companies Foundation which has supported …

Sponsor Spotlight: Innovation Powered by Comcast

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Lauryn is just 12 years old, and she’s already been in business for three years. “Or maybe four?  I can’t even remember!” giggles Lauryn from behind a collection of tiny and adorable potted plants and a sign that reads, “Lauryn’s Chicks.”  A few years ago, Lauryn’s mother was gifted a collection of 35 hens and chicks which she planted in their …

Spring Break Mini Camps

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We may have snow on the ground, but spring is just around the corner, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s YouthBiz program is proud to announce the return of Spring Break Mini-camps! Offered in conjunction with Denver Public Library, these FREE camps offer a prize of $350 for your business idea.  Young people will learn, think, speak, and act like …

National Entrepreneurship Week Brings out the Best in Youth Entrepreneurship

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National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 16thto Saturday, February 23rd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our Facebook and Twitter pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Wednesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

Greeley Trip a Success for AmeriTowne On the Road

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road returned from a successful trip to Greeley, Colorado this week!  In total, 374 students participated in the program, which was located at Aims Community College from February 7 to 20. The amount of growth this year was phenomenal.  Last year, 125 students participated, and this year’s number was nearly triple that. This growth couldn’t have been …

Working Hard to Lead Young AmeriTowne

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The leader of Young AmeriTowne is the Mayor, an elected official that oversees the Towne’s businesses, judicial system, and laws.  This job is sometimes thankless, often difficult, and always a chance for a 5thgrader to step into a new role as a leader. Mayor Kevin led AmeriTowne when his school, Arrowhead Elementary, participated last month.  In order to become Mayor, …

AmeriTowne Out of State Licensees

Young AmeriTowne is based in Colorado, but thanks to partnerships in our region, students in Kansas and Wyoming are also able to participate!  Learn more about the out-of-state licensees of this program below. WyoTowne Young Americans partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming to bring WyoTowne to the communities of Casper and beyond. Learn More AmeriTowne of ...

Join the Movement: National Entrepreneurship Week!

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Starting this Saturday, February 16, Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s YouthBiz program is joining a national movement to celebrate entrepreneurship called National Entrepreneurship Week.  And we want you to join us! First, what is an entrepreneur, anyway?  An entrepreneur is somebody who creates his/her own path and purpose by building a business around his/her skills, talents, and passions.  Do …