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Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Natalie Rusin, William Johnson and Ben Katanic

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As the 2021-2022 Youth Board finishes up their term of service, we’d like to introduce the final three board members who enthusiastically served this year. Natalie Rusin is a junior at Denver South High School where she founded the Engineering and Architecture Club which has a high percentage of female members. She also competes on her school’s Speech and Debate Team …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Colorado Public Radio’s senior host Ryan Warner visits Young AmeriTowne

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Ryan Warner, senior host of Colorado Public Radio's "Colorado Matters", visited with a group of 5th grade students in Young AmeriTowne earlier this week. After welcoming the students and sharing a few jokes, Ryan discussed the importance of distinguishing between facts vs. opinions when conducting interviews and reporting the news. Senior Host of CPR's Colorado Matters, Ryan Warner, hangs out ...
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Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Sophie Salazar and Jesus Soto

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This month we highlight students from George Washington High School and Boulder High School who are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board: Sophie Salazar and Jesus Soto. As a sophomore, Sophie is a member of her school's Ambassadors Team as well as several clubs and honors courses. She has participated in the Join Up! program at the Colorado History Museum, and is fluent ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: Young AmeriTowne On the Road with Legacy Bank

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After a 2 year hiatus, Young AmeriTowne On the Road returned to Pueblo last week bringing financial literacy education to eager 4th and 5th graders. AmeriTowne On the Road mirrors the Denver-based program, but it caters to smaller classes in remote communities. AmeriTowne On the Road served 200+ Pueblo-area students at Pueblo Community College February 7 -11. A proud parent volunteers in ...
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Concept of the Month: Fun Facts About Coins

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Do you know why there are ridges on the edges of coins?  Coins have ridges to prevent counterfeiting. For centuries, coins were made of gold and silver. Criminals would carefully file shavings from the sides of coins and sell the precious metals. While illegal, it was difficult to catch because coins were irregularly shaped due to crude manufacturing methods. To ...
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Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Nolan Cooper and Madeline Penning

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This month we highlight two students from Mullen High School who are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board: Nolan Cooper and Madeline Penning. As a senior, Nolan is the acting President of the Lion's Heart National Service Organization, a recipient of the Mullen Torch Award, and a member of the National Honor Society. He enjoys leading, mentoring, and collaborating with others and volunteers ...
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Concept of the Month: Credit Smarts

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WHAT IS CREDIT? As much as we wish credit was 'free' money, credit is actually borrowed money that you have to pay back. Not only do you have to pay for the purchases you make using credit, but also the fees and interest that the credit card company (or lender) charges for you to use credit. Credit is generally defined ...
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Sponsor Spotlight:  CoBank’s Commitment to Fund Financial Education For Young People

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CoBank is a key partner in our efforts to provide an equitable financial education for all. CoBank’s continued support is part of its corporate citizenship initiatives which support community causes in the Denver metro area (home of the bank’s national headquarters) and across the country. Past Young Americans Board Chair and CFO of CoBank, Dave Burlage, explains why this partnership ...
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Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Neil Bhavikatti and Joe Miller

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This month we highlight one student from Cherry Creek High School and one of several from J.K. Mullen High School who are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board: Neil Bhavikatti and Joe Miller. Neil is a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School with an affinity for math, chess, and business. He is part of his school's FBLA (Future Business Leaders ...
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Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Alex Geldzahler and Robert Grawemeyer

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Two students from East High School are serving on this year's Youth Advisory Board. Alex Geldzahler and Robert Grawemeyer. Alex has been involved with Young Americans in various capacities since he opened his first bank account several years ago. As a sophomore, he serves as president of the Chess Club he started at his school last year and also participates on the Speech and ...