Tales from Towne: Credit or Debit?

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The financial world we live in today has changed a lot for consumers in the past ten years.  We have new tools to make payments such as Paypal or Venmo.  We shop online.  We rarely write checks anymore.  Small businesses accommodate the consumer with card swipe attachments to cell phones and tablets because people are more likely to carry a …

Young AmeriTowne On the Road

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On Tuesday, August 12, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation. Though the event was Tuesday, our staff was already hard at work setting up the highlight of our town, “Young AmeriTowne On the Road,” on Monday, the day before.  I was lucky enough to be part of …

Tales from Towne: Purchasing Online

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Nowadays, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to make a purchase. There is no need to get up off of your couch to make that happen!  With the simple click of a mouse, items can be selected and stored in an online shopping cart.  All major retailers, and even small start-ups, make online shopping a viable option for the sake of …

Leadership Luncheon: The Launch

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This past Tuesday, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation.  It was wonderful to be a part of everything and to see the event happen to smoothly. Unveiling On the Road Our staff spent all day Monday setting up our newest initiative, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, to …

Tales from Towne: Summer Camp Guest Speakers

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Summer camp is in full swing and the Programs staff is enjoying having 2nd through 7th graders in our facility for week long camps. Our camps give the staff a chance to teach kids all about running your own business, being your own boss, International Towne, and Young Ameritowne.  Programs staff love getting to know kids throughout the week of camp. Practical …

Looking Back: A Young AmeriTowne Experience

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My name is J.D. Yaklich and I grew up in Englewood, CO and attended Englewood public schools. Since then, I have gone on to become a Daniels Fund Scholar and attend the University of Colorado at Boulder studying marketing in the Leeds School of Business. This summer I have had the opportunity to intern at Young Americans Center, which has …

Tales from Towne: Planting the Seed

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At ten years old, a youngster likely does not have the faintest idea about what he or she wants to be when grown up.  Of course, it is not expected that a fifth grader has insight into his or her future profession, with a career track all mapped out.  While attending elementary school, it may seem to some children that …

Tales from Towne: Thinking Outside the Box

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An amazing part of working in Young Ameritowne and International Towne is to see the kids really understand how Towne works. You’ll see quotes in the paper like “being an adult is hard” or “it’s hard to manage my money.” But every once in a while, there are some kids who truly realize the potential of Young Ameritowne and International …

Giving Our Treasure

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One of the key lessons in the Young AmeriTowne free enterprise curriculum is about philanthropy.  We teach our 5th grade students that philanthropy means giving of your “time, talents, and treasure.” The 5th graders have the opportunity to budget their paychecks and then give some of their AmeriTowne “treasure” during their day in Towne.  Each citizen can donate AmeriTowne dollars …

Tales from Towne: Who’s the Boss?

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Every shop in Young AmeriTowne has its own responsibilities, ranging from the Medical Center taking care of patients to the radio station playing preferred fifth grade music; each shop is integral to the running of AmeriTowne. Although each shop is different they all have one job in common: the Manager. Each Manager is responsible for a variety of tasks: running …