A Weekend with Colorado’s Movers and Shakers

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Being a member of the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education offers incredible opportunities.  Not only do the members get to learn about banking, finance, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, running a non-profit, how to read a budget, and how to fundraise, but we are also able to attend unique and exclusive events around Colorado.  We represent Young Americans …

From Candy to Concept

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It starts with candy… A trip to Young Americans Bank involves many things for a young customer: making a transaction, grabbing a piece of candy, learning a new money fact, getting a Passbook stamped, and probably taking a pull on the money weights. Talking to your kids about money while in the bank is easy. It gets a lot harder …

The Impact We Make Every Day

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Every day I oversee the phenomenal staff members who work with 5th graders coming to Young AmeriTowne.  It never ceases to amaze me how enthusiastic each and every student is.  These students usually only get to come to Young AmeriTowne once, and they have heard about the experience from their older siblings and other students in higher grades at their …

Creating Entrepreneurs Out of Our Kids

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Empowering today’s youth Do you want your kids to be employees or employers? Cameron Herold thinks you should take advantage of the opportunity to teach your kids how to become employers. I recently watched a TED talk from Cameron Herold titled “Lets Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs.” Herold is a father of two and was COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, before he …

Why Are We Standing Outside for Hours in January?

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Have you seen us out in the community lately?  We’ve been all over the place, meeting with people and telling them all about our new branch coming on January 18.  For the past four weeks, we have set up tables throughout Denver to hand out piggy banks, wallets, invitations and candy, to everyone we can talk to.  We’ve been at …

The Countdown is On!

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  The Branch is opening… We are just days away from the opening of our very first Young Americans Bank branch.  The grand opening will take place on Friday, January 18 and last all day.  Why should you attend?  In additional to attending a great party, we have lots of reasons — read on!     Prizes and food and …

A Young Americans You Can Eat

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Think your gingerbread house-building skills are good?  Are they good enough to build Young Americans!? Last night, the staff of Young Americans competed in teams to build their favorite aspect of the organization.  Here were the judging criteria: Creativity Attention to detail Assortment of candy included   Which is your favorite? If you were part of the contest, what aspect …

The 40% Economy Rebound

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  “Stay busy, stand up, smile and talk!” That was the best advice the youth business owners gave after the recent Young Entrepreneurs Marketplaces. Held on December 1 in Denver and December 8 in Lakewood, the events offered a great opportunity for community members, friends and family to get their holiday shopping done early. The Marketplaces included 174 youth ages …