Deliver A Hands-on Lesson in Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day

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Coloradans can give the gift of financial literacy to Colorado’s young people by donating to Young Americans Center for Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day!  Donations give students of every background the opportunity to gain “money smarts for kids and money skills for life” at hands-on real-life programs like Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz for young entrepreneurs, and International Towne. There are …

Graland Students Spark Change

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Depositing $2,785.50 in the bank is exciting no matter how old you are.  And if you’ve worked to collect all of the funds yourself, you might be so excited that you couldn’t possibly sit still! This was the case last Thursday as fourth grade students from Graland Country Day School skipped into Young Americans Bank to make a deposit as …

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Three Easy Ways to Help Kids Give This Holiday Season

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Kids are very generous.  So many YouthBiz owners donate a portion (or all!) of their profits to help others.  In Young AmeriTowne last year, students donated an average of $2.25 per student–pretty remarkable given that their salary is only $20-$30.  And in Spark Change, students collect change and donate their time, talent, and treasure to a nonprofit.  As giving it …

Hands-on Financial Education Makes a Difference

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When Skyline Vista Elementary School students visited Young AmeriTowne last spring, they were fortunate to have volunteers from JPMorgan Chase & Co. helping them out.  Melissa Bowman, Casey Karcich, Shanee Ceja, and Lesly Nicole, who all work at Chase, served as “business consultants” in AmeriTowne, helping students determine their pricing strategy, assisting the shop accountants, and reminding students about their schedules.  This …

AmeriTowne King Soopers Market

Sponsor Spotlight: Life Lessons for Local Coloradoans

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Supporting local education programs is an important initiative for King Soopers.  According to their website, “Last year alone, [King Soopers] provided $34.2 million to support schools and education programs,” including hands-on financial education programs at Young Americans Center.  Today, we’re taking a look back to the beginnings of this relationship to see how King Soopers ensures that young Coloradoans can …

State Farm at Young Americans Center's gala

Press Release: State Farm Recognized at Annual Awards Gala

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education recognized the community impact of State Farm at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank.  This annual event was held Thursday, October 3 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where State Farm was honored with the Linda Childears Free Enterprise Award. Read the full …

Burger Biz finale burgers

Building the Best Burger at Burger Biz

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What’s your favorite burger? YouthBiz teamed up with Park Burger restaurants to present this challenge to middle and high school students.  The result?  A lot of learning, thought, and inspiration, and four of the best-tasting burgers judges have ever tasted! Burger Biz began when 22 students met industry experts over the course of a week.  The group met for two …

2019-20 Youth Advisory Board

Meet a Board Member…or two! Introducing our Youth Advisory Board CoChairs

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The Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides a valuable youth perspective to the organization while youth gain experience in leadership, business, and philanthropy.  Each year, two Co-Chairs lead the Board by planning and running meetings, setting annual goals, and checking in regularly with staff.  They also help emcee the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala! …

UPS Volunteers at AmeriTowne with Eagleview Elem

Sponsor Spotlight: UPS Volunteers Deliver a Day in Young AmeriTowne

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Preparing for a day in Young AmeriTowne requires effort from students, teachers, and parents. So, there’s nothing worse than doing all of the work and then having your day cancelled due to snow. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened for students at Eagleview Elementary, an Adams 12 school in Thornton. A January snow storm derailed their visit to Young AmeriTowne, …

Meet a Mentor: Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy – Colorado

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars, the annual business competition and gala benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education is just a few weeks away!  As a result, this month we’re introducing esteemed mentor Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy – Colorado.  Jackson joins a group of distinguished Denver-area business people willing to share their experience and knowledge by mentoring an up-and-coming …