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You Can Help Teachers Deliver Financial Education in Uncertain Times

Melissa Englund Donate, Get Involved Leave a Comment

Teachers, like healthcare workers and civic servants, are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. They are scrambling to quickly retool their education programs to meet the needs of students whose families face untold health and economic situations. Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) is there with them every step of the way, providing quality, standards-aligned programs–like Young AmeriTowne (29 years), International Towne (22 years) and YouthBiz (28 years) –that have never been …

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Learning money basics at a young age helps build a strong financial future

Caleb Hester Bank, General, Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

It’s important to start conversations about money with children early on in life. Teaching kids the basics — like needs vs. wants and budgeting — can be fun and is an invaluable step in laying a strong financial foundation for future decision making. My financial journey started when I was very young and is a trend I continued with my …

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Mental Health Resources for Families

Janet Redwine General Leave a Comment

With the uncertainty of our current times, Young Americans Center shares these mental health resources from proud partner Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Our hope is that these suggestions help your family navigate what has become a new normal. Children’s Hospital Colorado writes: Most parents are appropriately concerned with keeping their families safe from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventing its spread. But …

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Creative Ways to Be an Entrepreneur

Maite Wantwadi Classes + Camps, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, at times, may feel constraining and like we can’t create anything useful or enjoy time together. Here at YouthBiz, we believe you can still have great fun with family and friends while developing your business via online platforms. And we’re here to help!  This week we bring you our top creative tips: While you wait, …

COVID-19 Updates

Janet Redwine General Leave a Comment

Thank you for your support of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank.  The safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, and so we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials. Please know that we are taking precautions to help us all stay healthy, …

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Money Tips and Activities for Kids

Janet Redwine General, Programs Leave a Comment

One thing that’s been on our minds this week is how we can help support parents and educators tasked with providing engaging and fun learning experiences that parents can execute at home.  Here’s some of our favorite money activities.  Think of this list as a sort of curated resource area where we’ve done the searching and provided the best financial …

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Aloha Denver

Janet Redwine YouthBiz Leave a Comment

A delicious, eco-friendly, and all-natural dessert that’s perfect for warm weather?  Yes, please!  Jane Goldman, age 15, and Tatym Harvey, age 12, created a snow cone business as part of a YouthBiz camp last spring.  In addition to making new friends and business partners, Jane and Tatym learned about business, teamwork, and confidence—skills that help them succeed in school and …

Update on Young Americans Center for Financial Education for Supporters

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Dear Young Americans Center for Financial Education Supporters, Thank you to the many organizations which have reached out with an expression of genuine concern for the populations we serve. It has been because of your steadfast commitment to the mission of Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) that the Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz programs have grown to …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Gives Time, Talent, and Treasure to Denver’s Young Entrepreneurs

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On March 10, 2020, Grant Beacon Middle School held its YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition.  These competitions provide hands-on, real-life opportunities for Denver’s youth to put what they’ve learned in YouthBiz into practice.  The pitch judges are community business partners who offer real, constructive advice to the students, giving them an extra sense of importance in their presentations and pride if …