Leadership Luncheon: The Launch

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This past Tuesday, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation.  It was wonderful to be a part of everything and to see the event happen to smoothly. Unveiling On the Road Our staff spent all day Monday setting up our newest initiative, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, to …

Spotlight on Sponsorship

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We’re starting a new monthly series called “Spotlight on Sponsorship” that will highlight the tremendous sponsors we have at Young Americans.  Get an intro here. As a non-profit organization we rely on the generosity of donors in order to run, expand, and enrich our unique financial literacy programming. Our donors are enabling Colorado’s workforce of the future to develop money …

Tales from Towne: Summer Camp Mini Marketplace

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All summer camps are full of opportunities for children to make friends, get out of their comfort zones, express themselves in new ways, and, of course, to learn everything you could possibly need to know about running your own business!  Well, maybe not all summer camps, but Young American’s Running Your Own Business (RYOB) camp is full of amazing opportunities …

Pigs Around Town

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Want a fun way to earn money for your savings account while also getting fun prizes along the way?  Then join us in our Pigs Around Town summer-long scavenger hunt! Fifteen large pig cutouts will be found at various locations throughout Green Valley Ranch and Montbello; all you need to do is take a picture with them. Here’s how it …

Meet the 2014-2015 Youth Board Co-Chairs

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The term for the 2013-2014 board has ended.  We had a fantastic year learning about banking, finance, non-profits, philanthropy, business etiquette, and much more.  The Youth Board members finished up their term with a fun pool party at Bill Daniels’ old home of Cableland.  They are also helping us recruit the new board members for the 2014-2015 term. Do you …

Turning the State Red

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This year the Red Cross of Colorado is celebrating its 100th birthday.  Over the past century, the Red Cross of Colorado has helped thousands of individuals and families in times of crisis, and has provided training and support to countless people. At Young Americans, we are always talking about giving back, so we’ve partnered with the Red Cross during the …

Spring Selling

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Young Americans hosted another fun and busy Marketplace last weekend.  The sun was shining and shoppers were greeted outside by cool refreshments offered by Kallander Sno Konettes and Ahhhs 2j’s Lemonade. Shoppers continued inside to scope out the other 55 youth businesses selling everything from cake pops by The Bite Sized bakery and rubber band bracelets by G Bracelets to …

Launching the Builders Lab

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A car pool variation of a bus stop to ease commuting’s effect on the environment, trackable stickers for your keys or whatever else always seems to go missing and an app for teens where they can post what’s on their mind anonymously – these are all great business ideas, born in the Builders Lab exhibit at last week’s TEDxYouth @MileHigh …

Calling All Stellar Teens

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We are looking for incoming 8th-12th grade students to apply to our Youth Advisory Board.  No experience is necessary!  We’re looking for teens who are interested in business and finance, looking for a leadership opportunity, and can commit to the board for a full year. Interested?  Read some of the frequently asked questions here and then complete the application by June …

A Co-Chair Perspective

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The Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans is a very unique and special program, and I am extremely fortunate to serve as one of its Co-Chairs this year. As Board Members, we learn about nonprofit organizations, banking, entrepreneurship and participate in leadership training. We also provide Young Americans with the youth perspective on different topics. A unique role As a …