Meet a Board Member: Norm Franke, Regional President, Alpine Bank

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education would like to introduce you to a valuable member of the Young Americans Bank Board of Directors: Mr. Norm Franke, Regional President of Alpine Bank. Mr. Franke began his career with Alpine Bank in May, 1983.  As a management trainee, Mr. Franke worked with the bank’s overall operations and computer systems, bank operational duties, …

AmeriTowne On the Road in Pueblo: Life Skills you Need to Have

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, just returned from an impactful two weeks in Pueblo.  In total, 247 students received a hands-on lesson in free enterprise while the program was set up at Pueblo Community College. This year marked On the Road’s fifth trip to the Pueblo community, and schools like Desert Sage Elementary, located in the nearby …

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Travel the World Without Leaving the State, Thanks to AAA Colorado

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Every year, 11,000 young people participate in International Towne, a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  Thanks to long-time partner AAA Colorado, middle school students can experience the world without ever leaving Colorado. On a recent Friday in International Towne, 13-year-old Sarina* encouraged her fellow citizens to visit her country, Russia, and purchase a chocolate chip cookie.  Sarina …

Shop Unique Gifts Just In Time for Valentine’s Day!

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YouthBiz is excited to announce that we’re holding a Valentine’s Day Trunk Show next month! You’ll find great gifts from six different youth business owners, including a few former Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars winners and finalists.  Sweet Bee Sisters, a 2017 winner, will sell their all natural, beeswax-based skin-care products.  At Gabe’s Bazaar, owned by 2018 finalist Gabe Nagel, you’ll find moisturizing …

Lights, Camera, YouthBiz Entrepreneurs in Action!

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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered to learn about interview skills and how to be confident speaking on camera. Since YouthBiz partners with Colorado & Company every month to feature a young business owner, it is important to sound knowledgeable and professional when talking about yourself or your business. We were lucky enough to have the workshop …

Colorado and Company: Leila’s Essential Care

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Leila Hollis is just 12, but she’s already started three businesses!  Her latest enterprise is “Leila’s Essential Care” which sells sugar scrubs and foot balms.  This business combines Leila’s love of creating things and her desire to earn extra spending money.  Plus, Leila won top honors at YouthBiz Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education last summer! Watch Leila’s …

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West helps kids create healthy financial habits

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“Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability.” – ScienceDaily, citing a study by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The individuals in this study will likely face a lifetime of financial hardship.  The results of the …

Sponsor Spotlight: CoBiz ensures that all students can access AmeriTowne

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On a recent day in Young AmeriTowne, 10-year-old Ricardo* was having the time of his life.  You couldn’t walk past the Market without hearing him call out to customers, and he had a huge smile on his face as he helped customers pay for their products at the cash register.  Ricardo and his fellow classmates participated in this beloved program …

Sponsor Spotlight: U.S. Bank Foundation provides real-world learning in International Towne for all students

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Nearly 11,000 young people experience International Towne, a hands-on lesson in global economics, every year.  This number includes more than 1,800 students who participate as part of the Send-a-School scholarship initiative, funded in part by proud supporter U.S. Bank Foundation. What makes this learning so powerful, particularly for low-income students, is that the lessons they are learning will help them in …