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 …

Doing Your Part

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Our Concept of the Month for May connects with the Red Cross of Colorado’s “Turn the State Red” campaign.  We’re focusing on Philanthropy this month, and we have many ways for you to give back. We’re part of the Red Cross of Colorado’s 100th birthday celebration — and you can be too.   We have canisters at each of our …

Making $ense of Money

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Have you ever wondered what your 5th or 6th grader might do when they get a job and start paying for all the necessities in life? Look no further than the Money$ense Saturday event we hosted on April 19th. Though the group in attendance was small, the lessons learned were mighty, if not permanent. Luck of the draw The day started …

April: Classes and Celebrations

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April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s always really busy around Young Americans.  We have so  many fun and exciting ways to get involved at our building and to take the lessons home with you.  Although everything is free, many of these events are first-come first-serve, so be sure to register with the links provided.  As always, if you …

Sara Says: You Can Teach ALL Kids Great Money Habits (Even If Yours Aren’t)

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I’m going to start with a disclaimer on this one: Personal finances are personal! Moral and legal principles prevent me from giving you specific financial advice. I can, however, refer you to a financial planner if you’re interested. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get down to business. You don’t have to be perfect to be …

Tales from Towne: The International Towne Experience

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Since starting as a program’s assistant I’ve spent most of my time in AmeriTowne, our program for 5th graders. Last week however was my first day running a world region on my own, PacAsia, which includes Australia, Japan, China and India. Singapore is in there too, but it serves as the “World Bank” and has its own staff person. International …

Sara Says: It’s Never Too Early to Start an Allowance

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January:  the most optimistic time of year. When resolutions are actually observed, we don’t have every weekend booked for the foreseeable future, and all of us have a whole year to rest before the next holiday season. Yes, this is a good month. Except for the fact that the bills keep coming, that is. Also, tax season is well on …

A Young AmeriTowne Original

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As of December 31, 2012, Young AmeriTowne had reached 300,009 students throughout Colorado over its 21 year history. As we begin to wrap up our 22nd year, I sat down with a 34 year old Denver native who attended the first AmeriTowne – and many after it. She has some amazing memories of her time in Towne. Meet Becky… Becky, …