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Learning money basics at a young age helps build a strong financial future

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It’s important to start conversations about money with children early on in life. Teaching kids the basics — like needs vs. wants and budgeting — can be fun and is an invaluable step in laying a strong financial foundation for future decision making. My financial journey started when I was very young and is a trend I continued with my …

Meet a Board Member: Scott Simon, Chief Investment Officer, Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado

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Young Americans relies on the leadership and expertise of two Board of Directors that provide oversight and strategic planning for both Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education.  This month, we are proud to introduce a member of the Young Americans Bank Board of Directors, Scott Simon. Simon brings 26 years of professional investment management experience to the Board.  …

ReFUND CO highlights an easy way to support kids

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If you get a state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work in the community. The new program described by the ReFUND CO initiative puts you in charge of where your donation goes. It’s as simple as 1,2,3: Decide how much of your refund …

International Towne Students in Singapore

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West Helps Students Understand Importance of Culture in Global Economics

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Founder and CEO of Techstars, David Brown recently wrote an article titled, “Why Understanding Culture Is Important to Doing Business Around the World” (Inc.com).  Within this article, Brown argues that future businesspeople will make a better impression if they understand the cultures they interact with and travel to as their companies expand around the world.  He goes over five areas …

AmeriTowne On the Road Container Shop

Life Skills in Northern Colorado

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The signature AmeriTowne On the Road program visits Greeley for the next two weeks, serving 550 students from throughout the northern Colorado region.  Special guests, including the Mayor of Greeley and representatives from local Presenting Sponsor Community Banks of Colorado, helped kick-off this visit by welcoming students from Ann K. Heiman Elementary on Wednesday, February 5. Mirroring the beloved Young …

I Learned it in Young AmeriTowne: JD Schneider, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

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  Young AmeriTowne turns 30 years old this year!  More than half a million youth have gained a hands-on lesson in free enterprise—a generation of young people.  To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re highlighting local business leaders who participated in AmeriTowne when they were kids.  Today, meet JD Schneider, Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and former Bank President in AmeriTowne. …

Graland Students Spark Change

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Depositing $2,785.50 in the bank is exciting no matter how old you are.  And if you’ve worked to collect all of the funds yourself, you might be so excited that you couldn’t possibly sit still! This was the case last Thursday as fourth grade students from Graland Country Day School skipped into Young Americans Bank to make a deposit as …

How to Share the Love this Holiday Season

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A proud partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Schomp Automotive, is ramping up their support of youth financial education this holiday season, and there are three ways that you can participate, too!  Here’s how you can join the Share the Love Event: Share the Love at Schomp Subaru Support a great cause by purchasing or leasing at Schomp …

2019-20 Youth Advisory Board

Meet a Board Member…or two! Introducing our Youth Advisory Board CoChairs

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The Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides a valuable youth perspective to the organization while youth gain experience in leadership, business, and philanthropy.  Each year, two Co-Chairs lead the Board by planning and running meetings, setting annual goals, and checking in regularly with staff.  They also help emcee the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala! …