Tales From Towne: Donation Station

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In the middle of Young AmeriTowne sits a large setup that is important to all seventeen shops and every citizen. This station does not have hired employees, nor does it sell any products. Yet, it is a crucial element of the town. This station is the donation station. Towne dollars to real dollars Each day at Young AmeriTowne, children may …

Tales From Town: Newspaper At a Glance

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Coming to the end of my third week working in Young AmeriTowne, I still find myself mesmerized by how the students are able perform each of their tasks in a short period of time while managing to spend all of their paycheck. Each shop has its own unique services and products that other shops and citizens depend on. One of …

Tales from Towne: Medical Center at a Glance – From Ambulance to Co-Payment

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Childhood is augmented by the imagination and despite the fact 10 year-olds running Young AmeriTowne try on some grown-up responsibilities for the day, doesn’t mean they don’t enliven their day with some creativity. One shop where students really get the chance to role-play is the Medical Center. Trips to the Medial Center Armed with lab coats, child-sized scrubs and stethoscopes, …

Tales From Towne: Advertising 101

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At the beginning of the day whoever is leading Towne asks the students what to do if a product is selling out quickly, “raise the price!” is usually the general consensus. But then they’re asked what to do if a product isn’t selling that doesn’t involve changing the price, Towne citizens are sometimes stumped. The answer is to advertise. Fortunate …

Tales from Towne: You’ve Got Mail!

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Spotlight On: Parcel Service If you were to ask me which shop demands the most of its employees over the course of the day, the Parcel Service would certainly be somewhere at the top of my list.  A small storefront nestled at the end of Profit Parkway, the Parcel Service, sponsored by UPS, plays a major role in the success …

We Want You! Join Our Team

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Did you have a phenomenal Young AmeriTowne experience when you were 10?  Do you still remember what it was like to deposit you pennies into your Young Americans Bank account?  You can rekindle those feelings and help create new memories for youth throughout Colorado.  Join our team – we’re hiring! We’re looking for a Programs Assistant, a role that works …

Tales from Towne: Fun Laws!

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Young AmeriTowne One of my favorite aspects of both AmeriTowne and International Towne are the “Fun Laws” that each school comes up with. Part of their curriculum is centered on the importance of effective laws for government and to close out the lesson each class must come up with a few laws for their day in Towne. They are first …

Tales from Towne: Show me the money!

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Spotlight on: The Bank “Where are you all going to go first when you go on break?” “The bank!” Each student who passes through AmeriTowne is responsible for depositing his or her paycheck at the bank. A portion of their salary goes into their checking accounts and they receive the rest in cash. The students who work as bank employees …

From Snow to Summer: Check Out Our Camps

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Brr, it’s cold outside!  What better way to beat the chill than to think about summer!  It’s time to plan for summer camps, and we have some great week-long camps available for a wide age range.  Our incredibly popular camps fill up rapidly each year, so be sure to check out the schedule and register as soon as you can! …

Tales from Towne: Introduction

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Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different people every day, and businesses never have the same employees twice. Each morning the (new) mayor gives an inspirational speech …