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: Fun Services provides real-life shopping experience

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Year after year, students and teachers agree that Young AmeriTowne is both valuable and fun because kids get to be an adult for a day.  Today, we’d like to highlight proud sponsor Fun Services, a local Colorado company, that plays a big role in providing this real-life experience for thousands of young people every year. In order for student participants …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, April 21, the members of the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board toured the Federal Reserve’s Denver branch, and the Denver Mint.  We’re lucky to have these two locations right in our city to explore.  It’s a great way to get a deeper understanding of our monetary system in the United States. Federal Reserve After exploring the Money Museum for …

Tales from Towne: The International Towne Experience

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Since starting as a program’s assistant I’ve spent most of my time in AmeriTowne, our program for 5th graders. Last week however was my first day running a world region on my own, PacAsia, which includes Australia, Japan, China and India. Singapore is in there too, but it serves as the “World Bank” and has its own staff person. International …

Tales from Towne: Show me the money!

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Spotlight on: The Bank “Where are you all going to go first when you go on break?” “The bank!” Each student who passes through AmeriTowne is responsible for depositing his or her paycheck at the bank. A portion of their salary goes into their checking accounts and they receive the rest in cash. The students who work as bank employees …

Tales from Towne: Introduction

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Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different people every day, and businesses never have the same employees twice. Each morning the (new) mayor gives an inspirational speech …

The Inside Scoop on Summer Camp

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We’re in the midst of our third week of summer camp at Young Americans, and things have been great!  We’ve had more than 400 young people come through our various camps, including Run Your Own Business, Young AmeriTowne and International Towne. During the day… So what is a typical day like during one of our summer camps?  Watch this video …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, members of the Youth Advisory Board took a trip to the Federal Reserve and the Denver Mint.  This trip is a yearly tradition with the Youth Board, and an exciting one for all who attend. The Fed The morning started off with the group carpooling to the Federal Reserve.  After watching a short video on the Federal Reserve …

The 40% Economy Rebound

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  “Stay busy, stand up, smile and talk!” That was the best advice the youth business owners gave after the recent Young Entrepreneurs Marketplaces. Held on December 1 in Denver and December 8 in Lakewood, the events offered a great opportunity for community members, friends and family to get their holiday shopping done early. The Marketplaces included 174 youth ages …