Sponsor Spotlight: Aegon Transamerica Foundation Prepares Today’s Youth

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A recent report by the Federal Reserve Board finds that four in 10 American families are financially fragile: unable to meet a $400 emergency without going into debt. But there is hope!  Researchers studying financial fragility demonstrate that financial literacy “reduces the likelihood of being financially fragile by more than six percentage points…above and beyond the effects of educational achievement.” …

Business “Variety Show” at DSST: Green Valley Ranch

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What do lava lamps, chocolate, and key chains all have in common?  You could find all of these hand-crafted products (and much more!) at the 2019 DSST: Green Valley Ranch “Elective Showcase!” Seventh grade students celebrated the end of their school year by demonstrating their learning at this energy-filled event.  Nestled between preforming music groups and art galleries, 16 student-created …

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Use this form to register for Burger Biz. Desired workshop*Burger Biz - October 15-18, 5-7pmYoung Americans is committed to protecting the privacy of children who use our site and programs. In compliance with COPPA, we want you to know that this form may collect personal information including, but not limited to, a child’s first and last name, gender, birthdate, and/or ...

Burger Biz

Can you build the Best Burger? Come join us for this incredible, FREE workshop to learn about the food industry! Learn from industry experts throughout the week. Pitch your burger to a panel of judges. Chance to win $500 grand prize AND be featured as the Burger of the Month in Park Burger restaurants Details and Sign Up When: Tuesday-Friday, ...
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Make Some Money This Summer!

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If you’re hoping to save, not just spend money this summer break, you’re in luck!  There are so many ways to be a young business owner.  This week, YouthBiz and Young Americans Center for Financial Education bring you our top ideas for starting a summer business. Neighborhood Game Night – Organize games for neighborhood kids to come over and play…for a small …

DSST: Cole students pitch a business

Gaining Confidence through YouthBiz StartUp

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When students from DSST: Cole Middle School presented their business ideas at a YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition this week, they gained more than just business know-how.  These sixth and seventh graders gained confidence that can help them succeed in school and in life. Friends Laura, Estrella, and Alexa presented first, a business called LEA Earbuds.  “The earbuds are so small …

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Sponsor Spotlight: The AmeriTowne Radio Station delivers real-world skills, thanks to Colorado Public Radio

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One goal of the Young AmeriTowne program is to help students prepare to be successful adults.  At AmeriTowne in Denver, students learn what holding a job is like in the Colorado Public Radio Station.  And they have a blast in the process! The job application process is one example.  By applying and interviewing for an AmeriTowne job, students gain real-world …

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AmeriTowne On the Road wraps up third year in Aurora

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Young AmeriTowne staff members literally “set up shop” in Aurora during the month of April, marking three years of presence in the Aurora community.  This year a total of 537 students participated in AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, representing schools throughout the district. The Aurora location made the program accessible for all types of learners.  Principal Jennifer Murtha …

Arrowhead Teachers at the 2019 Send-a-School Breakfast

Send-a-School Breakfast Inspires and Delights

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Community members, supporters, teachers and Young Americans Center staff members gathered in Young AmeriTowne this morning to celebrate the success of Send-a-School, a scholarship initiative that educated 8,271 deserving students last year. Thanks to Send-a-School, eligible students can participate in the Young AmeriTowne and International Towne educational programs at a reduced rate.  For example, at Arrowhead Elementary school, where 46% of …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Lessons Made Possible by Colorado Container Corporation

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Complex economic concepts come to life in Young AmeriTowne, and the Containers Shop is no exception. Thanks to support from Colorado Container Corporation, students can experience, not just learn about, supply and demand. On a recent Wednesday, Container Shop Manager Daniel* had a huge smile on his face.  Daniel, age 10, had just increased the prices of his products because the …