I learned it in Young AmeriTowne: Brandon Nieves, Senior Client Advisor at Schomp Subaru

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Schomp Subaru Senior Client Advisor Brandon Nieves has a meaningful reason why you should Share the Love this holiday season.  One of the beneficiaries of Subaru’s annual giving campaign is Young AmeriTowne, a program that alum Nieves credits with providing financial lessons he continues to use today! In 2005, 10-year-old Nieves was a student at Willow Creek Elementary School, a Cherry …

Young AmeriTowne Opening Ceremonies

What Makes a Good Mayor?

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The leader of Young AmeriTowne is a Mayor, an elected position that oversees the Towne’s judicial system, the economy, and the community.  A common question that students ask is, “What Makes a Good Mayor?”  So today, we’re providing some answers, directly from the Mayors themselves! When McGraw Elementary attended Young AmeriTowne in Lakewood last spring, 10-year-old Sarah* led the Towne …

BOK Financial Volunteers

Sponsor Spotlight: BOK Financial Inspires a Financially-Literate Future

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When fourth and fifth grade students from Goldrick Elementary attended Young AmeriTowne yesterday, they had help from eight finance experts!  BOK Financial’s gift of both time and treasure made this day possible. BOK Financial supports the Send-a-School initiative of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  This CRA-eligible program provides scholarships for Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and AmeriTowne On the Road, …

FirstBank in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: How FirstBank Supports Youth Financial Literacy

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Supporting the community is part of FirstBank’s DNA.  FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist and contributed more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations (efirstbank.com).  As a result, we’re proud to highlight the partnership between FirstBank and Young Americans Center for Financial Education that allows youth to learn about banking and finance in …

Hannah and Jacquie at Colorado & Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah’s beautiful soaps make it hard to believe that she’s an 11-year-old entrepreneur who’s only been in business for about six months!  As the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., Hannah has created all-natural soaps in six different scents.  Her soaps, which make perfect holiday gifts, are available for purchase on her Etsy site or at the upcoming YouthBiz Marketplace …

GJC YouthBiz StartUp group

“When I Grow Up”

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Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship in Mexico In just weekend last November, 25 deserving kids became 25 incredible young entrepreneurs.  Here is their story! A popular tourist destination, San José del Cabo, Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture.  The city boasts elegant hotels and restaurants that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Tourism is the main …

YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace 2019

Top Five Reasons to Shop YouthBiz Marketplace

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It’s nearly #SmallBusinessSaturday and a great time to make plans to shop at the ultimate “shop-local” experience: YouthBiz Marketplace!  This year’s annual event takes place on two Saturdays in December: Saturday, December 7 – Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Denver, 3550 E. First Ave. Denver, CO 80206 Saturday, December 14 – Young Americans Center for Financial Education in …

Graland Students Spark Change

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Depositing $2,785.50 in the bank is exciting no matter how old you are.  And if you’ve worked to collect all of the funds yourself, you might be so excited that you couldn’t possibly sit still! This was the case last Thursday as fourth grade students from Graland Country Day School skipped into Young Americans Bank to make a deposit as …

How to Share the Love this Holiday Season

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A proud partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Schomp Automotive, is ramping up their support of youth financial education this holiday season, and there are three ways that you can participate, too!  Here’s how you can join the Share the Love Event: Share the Love at Schomp Subaru Support a great cause by purchasing or leasing at Schomp …

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Three Easy Ways to Help Kids Give This Holiday Season

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Kids are very generous.  So many YouthBiz owners donate a portion (or all!) of their profits to help others.  In Young AmeriTowne last year, students donated an average of $2.25 per student–pretty remarkable given that their salary is only $20-$30.  And in Spark Change, students collect change and donate their time, talent, and treasure to a nonprofit.  As giving it …