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Sponsor Spotlight:  CoBank’s Commitment to Fund Financial Education For Young People

Patricia Wells General, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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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.

COBank Sponsorship Promo for Spotlight On YouthBiz Stars 2021Past Young Americans Board Chair and CFO of CoBank, Dave Burlage, explains why this partnership is important to CoBank: “CoBank is proud to invest in organizations and programs that address the critical social and economic needs of our nation’s rural communities, as well as those in the communities where our associates live and work.”

“Organizations like Young Americans Center for Financial Education do both. They reach students living in rural communities as well as here in the Denver metro area. Over the years it has been gratifying to watch the reach of the Center’s programs grow.  From inner city youth exploring entrepreneurship as an avenue for a successful future to fifth graders in rural Colorado cashing their first paycheck at AmeriTowne On the Road, these hands-on, real-world experiences will have a positive impact on these kids for life.”

The reality is that there is a financial literacy problem in the United States and a large percentage of American adults experience financial stress and anxiety. Reports show that 53% of adults are financially anxious. The programs at Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education were developed to combat that stress and anxiety by allowing kids to learn financial, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic concepts at a young age that will benefit them now and into adulthood.

Thank you, CoBank, for your many years of dedication to the Center’s mission and to ensuring all students in Colorado are given adequate and equitable access to a financial education.

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