Business “Variety Show” at DSST: Green Valley Ranch

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What do lava lamps, chocolate, and key chains all have in common?  You could find all of these hand-crafted products (and much more!) at the 2019 DSST: Green Valley Ranch “Elective Showcase!” Seventh grade students celebrated the end of their school year by demonstrating their learning at this energy-filled event.  Nestled between preforming music groups and art galleries, 16 student-created …

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Make Some Money This Summer!

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If you’re hoping to save, not just spend money this summer break, you’re in luck!  There are so many ways to be a young business owner.  This week, YouthBiz and Young Americans Center for Financial Education bring you our top ideas for starting a summer business. Neighborhood Game Night – Organize games for neighborhood kids to come over and play…for a small …

Evan Hoing on set with Denise Plante

Colorado and Company: Evan Hoing Woodworking

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12-year-old Evan Hoing has only been in business a few months, but you’d never know it!  His wooden pens, toys, and bowls are amazing, and Governor Polis even signed a bill into law using one of Evan’s pens!  This young entrepreneur sold his products, which make excellent gifts, at the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace.  Learn more about Evan and his business …

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Concept of the Month: Be Your Own Boss

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Be your own boss, start your own business, create your own invention! You don’t have to be an adult to start your own business. Take a look at these kids who started their own businesses and entered our Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars competition in 2018: Liam Lennon, age 12, Owner of The Lucky Penny Emily Rudnick, age 15, Creator of …

Best Week Ever: Entrepreneurs Win Big at YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camps

Janet Redwine Classes + Camps, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Thinking about spring break brings to mind a relaxing vacation.  But for 48 entrepreneurs, this year’s spring break was spent creating the perfect business idea as part of YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camps, a partnership between Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Denver Public Libraries. The YouthBiz StartUp curriculum guides 11-14 year-olds through the basics of creating a business idea.  Young people …

Colorado & Company: Nerdy Crochet

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Have you ever heard of amigurumi?  These adorable, crocheted creatures are a big hit on Etsy, and 15-year-old Josephine “Joey” Stockton is an amigurumi expert.  She’s owned her own business, Nerdy Crochet, for seven months now, and her signature items relate to science, technology, engineering and math—think multi-colored crocheted test tubes or a blood cell biology kit!  Joey is hoping …

Pitch Season for YouthBiz StartUp!

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Students from McAuliffe International and Kepner Beacon Middle School have been participating in YouthBiz Startup enrichment classes the last few months. This week they presented their awesome business ideas! McAuliffe International’s business competition was one for the books! There were six business ideas being presented and everyone talked about their competition, material costs and future goals for their product: The Nomad-A …

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that entrepreneurship is a key to a successful future.  Through the study and practice of entrepreneurship, young people learn skills that will help them succeed in school and in life as they learn how to solve problems and create opportunities. A valuable partner in this work is Amica Companies Foundation which has supported …