Budgeting is in Season at Young Americans!

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Understanding how to budget is vital in order to be financially fit.  Here at Young Americans Center, we believe that it is never too early to start teaching young people about the basics of budgeting. Although kids are not physically attending our classes right now, we have been diligently working to create fun and educational Virtual Programs available for students …

Girls Can Virtual Program first day

Virtual Girls Can Captivates Students and Delights Parents

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has wrapped up its first week of Virtual Programs. The Center ran four engaging, faced-paced courses focused on small class sizes and led by our expert instructors! One of these programs was Girls Can: Career Exploration, led by Young AmeriTowne Belmar Director Susan Weimer.  Girls Can is designed to teach young women in fifth …

National Entrepreneurship Week Brings out the Best in Youth Entrepreneurship

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National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 16thto Saturday, February 23rd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our Facebook and Twitter pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Wednesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

Students working in the Investment Shop

Tales from Towne: Investing Ideas for Kids

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If you ask a kiddo what investing means, they’ll probably give you a blank stare.  In fact, many adults will do the same!  However, knowing what investing is and how it works can help your children successfully navigate the financial world as adults.  Here are some ideas to help! Young children can start by learning what it means to work …

Lights, Camera, YouthBiz Entrepreneurs in Action!

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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered to learn about interview skills and how to be confident speaking on camera. Since YouthBiz partners with Colorado & Company every month to feature a young business owner, it is important to sound knowledgeable and professional when talking about yourself or your business. We were lucky enough to have the workshop …

Girl Scout Class: Juniors (ages 9-11) Savvy Shopper Badge

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Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Savvy Shopper badge.  Girls will identify the difference between “needs” and “wants,” and will discuss advertising techniques and how ads affect consumer decisions. Participants will also make a time capsule about what they think they will purchase as adults, which they can open in 10 …

Girl Scout Class: Brownies (ages 7-9) Philanthropist Badge

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Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Philanthropist badge.  Girls will discuss the differences between needs vs. wants and will learn why it is important to share with others.  They will define the term “philanthropist” and will come up with ways that they can share their time, talent and treasure with others.