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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Ryder’s Riches LLC

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6-11 Age Category When Ryder received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business: Ryder’s Riches LLC. Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machine spends time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. The best part about owning a business for Ryder, besides seeing how much money he makes, is being able …

State Farm supports Young AmeriTowne

Young Americans Center Recognizes State Farm at Annual Gala

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In Young AmeriTowne, students learn about how philanthropy means giving one’s time, talent or treasure to better their community.  Long-time Young Americans Center for Financial Education supporter State Farm has done this and so much more.  To recognize this commitment, State Farm received the Linda Childears Free Enterprise Award at the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala, held Thursday, October …

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What’s New in Young Americans Center Programs

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AmeriTowne and International Towne began the 2019-20 school year with some exciting changes!  The end goal is to provide programs that are relevant, thought-provoking, and that deliver an improved hands-on lesson in financial education. Young AmeriTowne changes include parent communication, curriculum enhancements, and the Day in Towne experience.  When a school registers for Young AmeriTowne, teachers receive a Parent Newsletter …

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Sponsor Spotlight: UPS Volunteers Deliver a Day in Young AmeriTowne

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Preparing for a day in Young AmeriTowne requires effort from students, teachers, and parents. So, there’s nothing worse than doing all of the work and then having your day cancelled due to snow. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened for students at Eagleview Elementary, an Adams 12 school in Thornton. A January snow storm derailed their visit to Young AmeriTowne, …

Denver Startup Week Making It panelists

Experience and Inspiration at Denver Startup Week 2019

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Youth entrepreneurs helped fuel the energy and excitement of Denver Startup Week for a third straight year!  Youth Pass, a partnership between Young Americans Center’s YouthBiz program, Junior Achievement and Denver Startup Week, enabled students to participate in event workshops, to lead panel discussions, to compete for cash prizes, and to pitch their business ideas to Colorado entrepreneurs and business …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Maile McManis, Sewing with Smiles

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This skilled seamstress has discovered the power of advertising at an early age!  After discovering her mother’s old sewing machine and taking a few lessons, 12-year-old Maile McManis sold her first products in December of last year.  She sews cosmetic bags, produce bags, handbags, purses, and more for her business Sewing with Smiles.  Maile is a finalist in the Spotlight …

Meet a Mentor: Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy – Colorado

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars, the annual business competition and gala benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education is just a few weeks away!  As a result, this month we’re introducing esteemed mentor Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy – Colorado.  Jackson joins a group of distinguished Denver-area business people willing to share their experience and knowledge by mentoring an up-and-coming …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Vectra Bank Teaches Kids that Saving is Important

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When the Federal Reserve published the latest Report on the Economic Well-Being in May, 2019, results indicated that although saving rates in the United States are improving, there is still much work to be done.  In particular, non-white and middle-to-low-income adults reported higher rates of financial distress than surveyed white and middle-to-upper-income adults.  Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle W. Bowman …

Denver Startup Week: Four Businesses are Ready to Win It!

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After weeks of preparation, four youth-owned businesses are ready to pitch at Denver Startup Week’s Youth Pass Pitch Challenge.  All are hoping to make it to the Denver Startup Week Pitch Challenge Semi-Finals where they’ll compete head-to-head with adult entrepreneurs for six coveted spots in the Pitch Challenge Finals! The businesses couldn’t be more different.  Luke Aden, a senior at …

International Towne Refresher Video

Teacher Orientation and refresher videos provide critical information about International Towne program mechanics and classroom materials.  A short refresher webinar is recommended for teachers who have participated previously in International Towne.  Teachers that have never participated in International Towne should plan to join a Teacher Orientation. Watch the 2019-20 Refresher Video