April Financial Literacy Month Activities

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April is Financial Literacy Month and boy do we should have a lot planned!  There are classes and activities and tour and a Marketplace.  Wow!  See below for the schedule and be sure to check our website for updates. Classes April 4, 2015 Savings Game (ages 9-12)- An interactive game where kids discuss ways to save money and learn how …

Creating Commercials

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Young Americans hosts students at our facilities for financial literacy field trips to Ameritowne and global interdependency field trips to International Towne throughout the school year, but it was our Young Entrepreneurs turn to take a field trip on Saturday, January 10th. Nine youth owned ventures met at Open Media Foundation (OMF) to film and edit business commercials. OMF is …

Second Saturdays Are Back

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Our popular and unique Second Saturday classes are back this fall.  Each month, we host scores of young bank customers and AmeriTowne alums to teach them the next step in their personal finance. Classes are one hour long and focus on great lessons for youth ages 3 to 8.  The youngest class attendees get to play Coin Carnival, a fun …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, April 21, the members of the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board toured the Federal Reserve’s Denver branch, and the Denver Mint.  We’re lucky to have these two locations right in our city to explore.  It’s a great way to get a deeper understanding of our monetary system in the United States. Federal Reserve After exploring the Money Museum for …

Pitch-ing Perfect

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We were thrilled to host some very promising young entrepreneurs at Young Americans last week. Students from DSST Stapleton and DSST Green Valley Ranch have been participating in a Startup Colorado entrepreneur class over the past two months. The culmination of the class was a pitch by the best businesses from each class. The extra-curricular classes were well attended and …

Strategies for Success

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Young Americans hosted new and veteran business owners attend and contribute to “Success Strategies for Marketplace Class” on Saturday, March 22.  During the first hour of class, the group discussed customer service, promotion, pricing, competition, and day of operations.  Businesses had time to work together and be creative and draw some examples of what their business cards would look like. …

Tinker Tailor

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We partnered up with Mindspark again! This time we added circuits and led lights to plush robots to light up their hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day. Executive Director Maia Stone, and instructor Ally Seely came and spent their Saturday at Young Americans teaching this group of bright and curious minds. We not only used conductive paint but also …

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!

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Now that Cookie Season is almost over, what is your troop going to do with all their free time and (more importantly) their cookie money? While Young Americans Center won’t tell girls what to spend their money on, we can help them learn to make smart financial decisions while having fun. We’re pleased and honored to be partnering with Girl …

gSchool Partnership Kicks Off Again

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The students at Galvanize‘s “gSchool” are working hard to learn how to code and work with clients.  Some of the toughest clients they may face are the young entrepreneurs from Young Americans.  These business owners, ages 6 to 14, are working hard to grow their businesses, and would love an online presence. Over the next two months, gSchool students and …

Denver Startup Week + Carboard = Virtual Gloves (What?)

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On Tuesday, September 17, four different youth entrepreneur groups brought together more than 60 people to host a competition around design thinking and rapid prototyping.  This youth-focused event during Denver Startup Week was called the Competitive Idea Lab.  It started with a challenge and ended with product.  This is how it happened… Addressing the challenge Young Americans joined forces with …