YouthBiz StartUp Stays Strong South of the Border

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YouthBiz StartUp Mexico Participants Smile for the Camera Since 2018, YouthBiz has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Baja California del Sur (BGCBCS) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, providing YouthBiz programming in Spanish to local youth, 2-3 times per year.  On Saturday, September 18, 2021, BGCBCS held their virtual YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition through Zoom with 30 eager ...
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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

Betsy Sklar Classes + Camps, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz 2 Comments

Summer Camp registration is now open for programs at Young Americans Center for Financial Education!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2021 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way. As we plan for summer, we will continue to follow direction from …

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What Makes Financial Education Work?

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The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has identified best practices for quality financial education programs. Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s Young AmeriTowne program meets each criteria. The program is loved by kids, teachers, and parents for giving students a hands-on experience in money management and business basics.  Now learn the ingredients that make the Young AmeriTowne program work. …

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Shop and Support Youth Financial Education with Amazon Smile

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Did you know that you can support Young Americans Center for Financial Education when you shop on Amazon.com? AmazonSmile allows customers to select a charity of choice, and then Amazon makes a small donation towards that charity for every purchase.  It’s easy to set up: Visit smile.amazon.com Login with your username and password Select “Young Americans Center for Financial Education” as …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Helping Students Foster a Culture of Inclusivity

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Initiative is a word that gets tossed around as habitual business acumen – but finding examples of those that consistently “walk the walk” can be elusive. True initiative is actually instigating impact. This means doubling down on ambitious goals and bringing others along with you, which is a perennial mindset of JPMorgan Chase & Co., an anchor supporter of Young …

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Entrepreneur of the day: Axel Fontaine

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Our celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week continues, and today we’re proud to highlight Axel Fontaine, the 13-year-old owner of Mountain Woodworking! To say that Axel is an aspiring entrepreneur is definitely an understatement; Mountain Woodworking is the second business he’s started just in the last year!  His current endeavor sells hand-crafted wooden serving boards which Alex creates himself.  In an …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Investors Teaches Savings to Young Americans

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Experts estimate that four out of every ten Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency expense.  This pre-pandemic statistic was only exacerbated in the last year as businesses closed their doors and unemployment rates rose.  Young Americans Center for Financial Education and proud supporter Janus Henderson Investors are working together to solve this problem by teaching youth about the importance of …

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MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards

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Colorado students, educators, and schools are invited to apply for the 2021 MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards!   The MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards, provided by the Colorado Office of the Attorney General and the Colorado Department of Education, serve as a tool for districts, schools, educators and students to elevate the importance of learning money management and financial literacy skills. We …

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Resolve to Talk About Money With Your Kids This Year

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The events of the last year have had a financial impact on families across our country, regardless of income.  The Bureau of Labor reported a 6.7 percent unemployment rate in December, and The Commonwealth Fund estimates that 7.7 million people lost their jobs between March and June.  CNBC reported in September that 60% of businesses that temporarily closed because of …