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 …

Pitches for HOPE

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On November 20th at Montbello High School I was very fortunate to be invited to judge the HOPE Business in a Box pitch Competition.  Ms. Rhonda Albers’ Introduction to Business class had been learning about financial education and entrepreneurship for the past couple of months and the students were prepared to pitch their business idea.  The competitors had two minutes to …

Bring a Buddy, Get $5

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If you’re a Young Americans Bank customer, did you know you can get $5 for FREE!  Just complete the form here and give it to a friend.  As soon as your buddy opens a bank account, you get $5 in your account!  See all the details on this form. The number of accounts we’ve seen over the year is pretty …

You Sold How Much!?

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Thank you, Denver!  The Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace on Saturday, December 7 was a phenomenal success!  The youth businesses who sold their products and services were thrilled with the end results.  At Young Americans, we are always astounded by the support we receive from the community, and Saturday was no exception. Check out a few of the happy business owners in …

Throwback Thursday: 20 Years of Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace

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Can you believe it!?  We can’t!  We’ve been hosting the annual Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace for 20 years!  This Saturday is a huge milestone for us, and we’re celebrating — with you! Join us Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 2pm at our Denver location to shop ’til you drop from more than 75 businesses.  Products and services are all hand-made …

Celebrating 20!

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They grow up so fast don’t they?  We feel the same way about our “baby”, but are so excited to see the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace turn 20! To celebrate 20 amazing years of creative, hard-working young business owners, Young Americans will be serving cupcakes made by one of our entrepreneurs.  We will also be hosting a drawing for some incredible, …

Entrepreneur Success: Fragile Glory Impressions

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The Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs was a huge success, and want to share some of our favorite moments.  After applying to the competition four different times, Mary Sorteberg finally won!  Learn more about her here. Meet Fragile Glory Impressions Mary Sorteberg, age 20, has been creating art since she was just four years old. She started her business at the …