Make Denver Startup Week a Youthful Experience

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September is full of entrepreneurial activities and events!  We’ll jump from our youth business competition awards straight into Denver Startup Week.  There are two fantastic events that are kid-friendly and bound to draw big crowds.  Join us for one or both, but be sure to sign up because these events are popular and will book up quickly. Competitive Idea Lab …

Tinkering with MindSpark

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Tinkering:  Attempting to repair or improve something in a casual hands-on way. Synonyms: fiddle with, adjust, fix, try to mend, play about with, fool with, futz with; tamper with, interfere with, mess about with, meddle with. Did you know Thomas Edison tried over 10,000 times to create the light bulb before he was actually successful? He came up with lots of other great ideas along the way, but …

Welcoming the New Youth Board

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Welcome reception On Thursday, August 22, the new members of the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board streamed into Young Americans with their parents.  Many were escaping the rain north of Denver and others were rushing through traffic coming from far south of Denver. These 16 newest Youth Board members hail from five grades and 15 different high schools across Colorado.  They …

Announcing the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board

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Young Americans is incredibly pleased to announce the following teens have been selected to serve on this year’s Youth Advisory Board.   2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board Amina Khribeche, Co-Chair     12th grade, Denver Center for International Studies Conor McNamara, Co-Chair     12th grade, Regis Jesuit High School Martha Baker                   …

Goodbye Youth Board!

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The 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Board just wrapped up their term, and what a year it was!  These 13 teens joined the board in August and participated in a wide variety of events, connected as friends, learned about banking and nonprofits, and much more. More than 35 applicants applied for the 11 open positions last fall.  After completing an application, each …

Best Taste? Best Time!

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Young entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere!  We hosted nearly a dozen business owners at Young Americans on Saturday, May 18 for the Lemonade Day Denver Best Tasting Contest. Sweet and sour Every year, thousands of young people set up their card tables and pour lemonade for thirsty customers across Denver.  This year, Lemonade Day Denver takes place on Sunday, June …

Friday Fest Fun

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Last week, Young Americans hosted “Friday Fest”, a free event open to the community to wrap up the school year and kick off summer. We held this unique event on the Evie Dennis Campus with our bank branch.  It was a hit! Smashing success SOAR Elementary School was release first, just after 1:00 p.m.  Scores of activities and concessions greeted …

Refreshing. Delightful. Lemonade!

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It’s that time of year again.  Every spring, thousands of youngsters break out the water pitcher and sugar jar, drag out the card table, design a sign, and start selling lemonade.  It’s time for Lemonade Day Denver! A great partnership Young Americans is once again partnering with Lemonade Day Denver to encourage young people to start businesses early.  Lemonade Day …

Friday Fest Is Coming!

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The snow has melted.  Flowers are popping up.  We’re (hopefully) put away our winter coats for good.  And school is coming to an end for the year! To celebrate the end of the school year and kick off summer in a fun fashion, we’re hosting “Friday Fest,” a free party at our branch for the whole family. You’re invited… …to …

Springtime Success

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Congratulations and a big “thank you” are deserved for the 55 business that made our first Spring Marketplace a giant success.  They attracted over 300 customers in four short hours, selling over $5,000 in merchandise! Prep work pays off Many of these businesses have been preparing for weeks — or even months — to create their specialized inventory. Funky Flip …