Colorado & Company: Comical Wallets

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Madeleine Whitney makes the kind of items that you’ll never find in a store!  Her business, Comical Wallets, sells unique wallets that she hand-crafts out of comic books and fabric.  Kids and adults alike love them!  At just 13 years old, Madeleine has built an impressive business that’s been around for the last four years.  You’ll find her products online …

Sponsor Spotlight: Giving is for kids, too, thanks to Community First Foundation

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This is the time of year when we think about giving back to our communities.  Thanks to Community First Foundation, young people can actively participate in philanthropy themselves! According to its website, Community First Foundation was founded in 1975 as Lutheran Medical Center Foundation.  The name has changed over the years, but the mission to “increase generosity and power community …

Real-life Lessons in Bank Credit

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Everitt Middle School is partnering with Young Americans Bank to give 7th and 8th grade students real-world experience in bank credit.  This past month in Mr. Lay’s Honors Algebra 1 class, 27 students each applied for a $100 loan. To qualify for a loan, students first presented to Bank Vice President Tijuan Harvey. Each student explained how he/she would use …

Meet a Board Member: Charlie Maguire

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Young Americans greatly benefits from the dedicated leaders on our three Boards of Directors overseeing Young Americans Bank and Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Today we’d like to introduce you to long-time board member Charles (Charlie) D. Maguire, Jr., Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlie represents a wide range of companies in …

Turning Ideas into Reality at the YouthBiz StartUp and Colorado Uplift Pitch Competition Finale

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted the Finale of the Colorado UpLift / YouthBiz StartUp Pitch Competitions last Thursday, November 15.  And wow, were we impressed!  Student business teams from three Denver Public Schools participated: Photofly (7thgrade class) and Hop Light Ski Mask (8thgrade class) from Skinner Middle School, Beauty Solutions from West Leadership Academy and Fidget Liner from Hill Campus …

Sponsor Spotlight: Capital One Drives Youth Entrepreneurship

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It was 26 years ago that eight teens met with a visionary community leader in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood to solve big problems: gang violence and economic despair. Their solution? YouthBiz entrepreneurship programs, hands-on programs that provided real experience in entrepreneurship and workforce skills. Fast forward to today, and YouthBiz is still going strong.  Thanks to a partnership with Capital One …

YouthBiz Marketplace

Get Ready for Great Gifts!

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This weekend we have our Marketplace Success Strategies Workshop, which means that YouthBiz Marketplace will be here before you know it!  This is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each YouthBiz Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  In this class we talk about: about customer …

Sponsor Spotlight: Worldpay teaches kids credit vs. debit

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Do you know the difference between a debit and a credit card?  A surprising number of young adults don’t. According to a 2016 study done by LendEdu, 43% of college students couldn’t explain at least one difference between a debit and credit card.  Although the survey was small, only 455 students, that’s still a high number. Thanks to Worldpay, formerly …