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Sponsor Spotlight: The AmeriTowne Radio Station delivers real-world skills, thanks to Colorado Public Radio

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One goal of the Young AmeriTowne program is to help students prepare to be successful adults.  At AmeriTowne in Denver, students learn what holding a job is like in the Colorado Public Radio Station.  And they have a blast in the process! The job application process is one example.  By applying and interviewing for an AmeriTowne job, students gain real-world …

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AmeriTowne On the Road wraps up third year in Aurora

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Young AmeriTowne staff members literally “set up shop” in Aurora during the month of April, marking three years of presence in the Aurora community.  This year a total of 537 students participated in AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, representing schools throughout the district. The Aurora location made the program accessible for all types of learners.  Principal Jennifer Murtha …

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A Service Day to Remember

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On Friday, April 5, the student leaders of McAuliffe International completed a whole day of service as the culminating activity of Spark Change, a new program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education teaching philanthropy through service learning.  This outstanding group of 6th-8th graders has worked together since the fall researching local nonprofits and leading their school in collecting change …

Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity Investments’ lasting impact on young learners

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It’s National Volunteer Week and a perfect time to shine a spotlight on a Young Americans Center for Financial Education partner that provides time, talent and treasure: Fidelity Investments.  Thanks to Fidelity Investments, young people from all backgrounds receive a hands-on lesson in financial education that lasts into adulthood. Fidelity Investments has funded the Send-a-School initiative of Young Americans Center …

Sponsor Spotlight: Safeway Foundation Opens a Miniature Market for Kids

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There’s a brand-new shop in Young AmeriTowne in Lakewood: the Safeway Market!  This mini-Safeway provides a real-world lesson in what it takes to operate a grocery store to fifth grade students from across the metro area. The Safeway Market debuted on Wednesday, March 27 when students from McGraw Elementary school ran AmeriTowne.  McGraw students joined Todd Broderick, Denver Division President …

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that entrepreneurship is a key to a successful future.  Through the study and practice of entrepreneurship, young people learn skills that will help them succeed in school and in life as they learn how to solve problems and create opportunities. A valuable partner in this work is Amica Companies Foundation which has supported …

Press Release: The Perfect Way to Learn, Young AmeriTowne On the Road Returns to Greeley

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, returns to Greeley this month with plans to deliver a hands-on lesson in financial literacy and free enterprise to 300 local elementary students over two weeks. This year, AmeriTowne is set up at the Aims Community College Cornerstone Building beginning Thursday, February 7.  For Towne Director, Chris O’Reilly, who grew up in …

AmeriTowne On the Road in Pueblo: Life Skills you Need to Have

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, just returned from an impactful two weeks in Pueblo.  In total, 247 students received a hands-on lesson in free enterprise while the program was set up at Pueblo Community College. This year marked On the Road’s fifth trip to the Pueblo community, and schools like Desert Sage Elementary, located in the nearby …

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Travel the World Without Leaving the State, Thanks to AAA Colorado

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Every year, 11,000 young people participate in International Towne, a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  Thanks to long-time partner AAA Colorado, middle school students can experience the world without ever leaving Colorado. On a recent Friday in International Towne, 13-year-old Sarina* encouraged her fellow citizens to visit her country, Russia, and purchase a chocolate chip cookie.  Sarina …

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West helps kids create healthy financial habits

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“Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability.” – ScienceDaily, citing a study by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The individuals in this study will likely face a lifetime of financial hardship.  The results of the …