Why most young people are living on the financial edge and what you can do about it.

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What if you could give the chance at a life-time of financial self-sufficiency to a child for $40? Daniella is 20 and living on the financial edge in Denver. She did some right things: finished high school, works two jobs and helps her struggling family pay their rent. What she didn’t get was a financial education. She doesn’t use a …

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning Supply and Demand in the King Soopers Market

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There is one shop in Young AmeriTowne that sells a bigger variety of products than any other: the Market. Thanks to long-time supporter King Soopers, 5thgrade AmeriTowne customers who visit the Market experience supply and demand in action. Students first learn about supply and demand when they are at school.  Using a candy bar, teachers demonstrate that an increase in demand …

Sponsor Spotlight: Real-life lessons in AmeriTowne, delivered by UPS

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Programs, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Students, Teachers, and Parents see the value of Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise experienced by more than 34,000 young people every year.  Students gain valuable life lessons while having so much fun, they scarcely know they are learning!  My recent visit to the UPS Parcel Service shop served as a validation that this learning is made possible …

Beat from the Branch: Trunk or Treat Green Valley Ranch

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Come join Young Americans Bank on our annual Trunk-or-Treat!  This family friendly event will consist of funny to scary costumes, delicious Treats & Candy and fun games.  We would love to see as many monsters, superheroes, princesses, and all other costumes as possible.  This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will be held at the Evie Dennis Campus.  Don’t miss out on this fun …

Sponsor Spotlight: Career for a Day at the Lutheran Medical Center Shop

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One goal of the Young AmeriTowne program is to provide students with hands-on career experience. Thanks to Lutheran Medical Center, fourth and fifth graders who participate in Young AmeriTowne at Belmar can explore a job in the medical field. Just like Lutheran Medical Center in Lakewood, Colorado, the AmeriTowne Medical Center shop works to provide quality patient care and customer service.  …

Beat from the Branch: Find Halloween Treats at the Belmar Boo!

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Yeah! Its sweater weather season, meaning all of our favorite fall traditions should be arriving soon! This year, the Belmar Branch of Young Americans Bank is starting a new tradition: we are super excited to be part of Belmar Boo! It will be held at the Belmar Shopping Plaza (464 South Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226) from 11am to 2pm.  Come …

Real-Life Experience in Burger Biz

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Everyone knows kids are super creative.  So, when Park Burger President Peter Newlin thought about how Denver-area youth could gain real-world experience in the restaurant industry, he thought why not challenge them to create the best burger?  Enter Burger Biz, a collaboration between Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s YouthBiz program and Park Burger restaurants. In the Burger Biz challenge, …

Sponsor Spotlight: Schlessman Family Foundation and Imagination

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Bill Daniels, founder of Young Americans Bank once offered this wisdom: “Image a world where people give of themselves simply because they want to.  Not out of a sense of debt.  Or because they want something in return.  No ulterior motives. No feelings of guilt.  Just the desire to give for the sake of giving.  Now, instead of imagining this …

Youth Advise Metro Denver Bank and Nonprofit

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has announced the names of 17 young adults who will serve on its Youth Advisory Board this school year. Board Members have the opportunity to learn “hands-on” about banking, business and the role of nonprofits in a community while providing valuable advice and insight to Young Americans Bank, the world’s only bank for young …