Hands-on Financial Education Makes a Difference

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When Skyline Vista Elementary School students visited Young AmeriTowne last spring, they were fortunate to have volunteers from JPMorgan Chase & Co. helping them out.  Melissa Bowman, Casey Karcich, Shanee Ceja, and Lesly Nicole, who all work at Chase, served as “business consultants” in AmeriTowne, helping students determine their pricing strategy, assisting the shop accountants, and reminding students about their schedules.  This …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Life Lessons for Local Coloradoans

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Supporting local education programs is an important initiative for King Soopers.  According to their website, “Last year alone, [King Soopers] provided $34.2 million to support schools and education programs,” including hands-on financial education programs at Young Americans Center.  Today, we’re taking a look back to the beginnings of this relationship to see how King Soopers ensures that young Coloradoans can …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center Creates Financially Healthy Citizens

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When you think about what it means to have a healthy lifestyle, a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health typically comes to mind.  At Young Americans Center for Financial Education, we believe that “financial” health is also key to living a healthy lifestyle, a belief supported by long-time partner Lutheran Medical Center. A survey reported by CNBC last February notes, …

State Farm supports Young AmeriTowne

Young Americans Center Recognizes State Farm at Annual Gala

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In Young AmeriTowne, students learn about how philanthropy means giving one’s time, talent or treasure to better their community.  Long-time Young Americans Center for Financial Education supporter State Farm has done this and so much more.  To recognize this commitment, State Farm received the Linda Childears Free Enterprise Award at the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala, held Thursday, October …

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What’s New in Young Americans Center Programs

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AmeriTowne and International Towne began the 2019-20 school year with some exciting changes!  The end goal is to provide programs that are relevant, thought-provoking, and that deliver an improved hands-on lesson in financial education. Young AmeriTowne changes include parent communication, curriculum enhancements, and the Day in Towne experience.  When a school registers for Young AmeriTowne, teachers receive a Parent Newsletter …

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Sponsor Spotlight: UPS Volunteers Deliver a Day in Young AmeriTowne

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Preparing for a day in Young AmeriTowne requires effort from students, teachers, and parents. So, there’s nothing worse than doing all of the work and then having your day cancelled due to snow. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened for students at Eagleview Elementary, an Adams 12 school in Thornton. A January snow storm derailed their visit to Young AmeriTowne, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Vectra Bank Teaches Kids that Saving is Important

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When the Federal Reserve published the latest Report on the Economic Well-Being in May, 2019, results indicated that although saving rates in the United States are improving, there is still much work to be done.  In particular, non-white and middle-to-low-income adults reported higher rates of financial distress than surveyed white and middle-to-upper-income adults.  Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle W. Bowman …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JJP Family Foundation Involves All Learners in Experiential Education

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Both anecdotal and research-based evidence suggests that students learn best when they experience a concept for themselves.  The Young AmeriTowne and International Towne programs do just that in the field of financial education.  They allow elementary and middle school students to open their own …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Empower shares time, talent, and treasure with young learners

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In Young AmeriTowne, students discover philanthropy by thinking about how they can share their time, talent and treasure. Today, we’re highlighting a proud partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education that has shared time, talent and treasure with young learners for nearly three decades: Empower. Empower Retirement first became involved with Young Americans Center near the very start of the …

Sponsor Spotlight: Lifelong lessons delivered by CliftonLarsonAllen Foundation

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Each year, the Send-a-School Project affords low-income schools an opportunity to participate in the Young AmeriTowne and International Towne educational programs.  A valuable partner in this work is CliftonLarsonAllen Foundation, which provided scholarship funds for 504 deserving students last year. Why is this learning so valuable?  Researchers are able to demonstrate that financial literacy “reduces the likelihood of being financially fragile …