Grant Beacon Middle School business pitch

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Gives Time, Talent, and Treasure to Denver’s Young Entrepreneurs

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On March 10, 2020, Grant Beacon Middle School held its YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition.  These competitions provide hands-on, real-life opportunities for Denver’s youth to put what they’ve learned in YouthBiz into practice.  The pitch judges are community business partners who offer real, constructive advice to the students, giving them an extra sense of importance in their presentations and pride if …

Concept of the Month

Concept of the Month: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

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The Early Investor Catches the Worm You may have heard the saying that “time equals money” or “money equals time.”  But, do you know what that means?  In the world of investing, the earlier you start investing, the more money you’re likely to have at the end.  In short, the longer you invest, the more money you’re likely to earn. …

AmeriTowne Market sale

Tales from Towne: Help Your Students Run Successful AmeriTowne Businesses

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Young AmeriTowne is a very fun and exciting place to be! It is an excellent way for students to learn about the free enterprise system, and it’s a place where students get to apply lessons they learned in school to real-life situations in a simulated Towne. AmeriTowne has 9-17 different businesses, also called shops, and there are different things that …

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 …

Ryder and Amelia at Colorado and Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Ryder Matz, Owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC

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When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education that he loved, encouraging him …

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. …