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 …

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Honored Retiring President Nancy McCallin in Young AmeriTowne

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Community members, friends, Board Members, and many others gathered in Young AmeriTowne last April to honor Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, former President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Young AmeriTowne served as a perfect backdrop for the event as five Colorado community colleges team-up every year to support this hands-on lesson in free enterprise.  Thanks to Arapahoe Community College, …

Sponsor Spotlight: Send-a-School Partners Provide Opportunities for all Students

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education exists to provide every Colorado student, regardless of background, with the opportunity for effective training in financial literacy and workforce skills. Why is this so important? Research suggests that a basic introduction to financial concepts—saving, credit, banking, and investing—at a young age helps prepare students to be financially responsible adults. This knowledge is particularly beneficial …

Meet a Mentor: Scott Wylie, First Western

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business experts with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we’d like to highlight this year is Scott Wylie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of First Western. Mr. Wylie has much to offer a budding business person.  He has spent 31 years in the banking and finance industry, founding …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Gateway challenges students to build a vibrant community

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Why is community important? Through Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise, fifth graders discover that communities provide resources and support for individuals and families.  Plus, they realize that they can impact their community in a positive way.  A valuable partner in this work at Young AmeriTowne in Belmar is proud sponsor Alameda Gateway. By the time students step …

Meet a Board Member: Rich Jennings, Senior Vice President / Mountain West Region, Comcast

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This month, Young Americans would like to introduce you to Rich Jennings, a long-time Center Board Member and advocate of youth financial literacy.  As Senior Vice President of the Mountain West Region at Comcast, Rich oversees all operations for Colorado and New Mexico, serving more than 2.1 million customers and 3,200 employees every day.  Serving Young Americans since 2006, Rich …

Spark Change participants from Peakview Elementary

Peakview Elementary Students Spark Change

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Peakview Elementary School’s Spark Change student leaders gathered Monday afternoon in Centennial to present their completed service project to an organization they cared for deeply, There With Care.  With locations in Denver, Boulder and Redwood City, California, There with Care aids families and children who are facing a critical illness by providing services and support.  The student leaders chose to …

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road Greeley: The Perfect Way to Learn

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Students from Hygiene Elementary in Loveland were in for a real treat last week.  When they visited Young AmeriTowne On the Road, there was not one, but two Mayors there to greet them: Greeley Mayor John Gates and Young AmeriTowne Mayor, 14-year-old Aiden Wilson. AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, is a portable version of the flagship Young AmeriTowne …