Young AmeriTowne participants in the doctor's office

Thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado, Students Understand Financial and Physical Health Go Hand in Hand

Betsy Sklar General, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

How important is having a plan? That’s an essential question faced by all social members during the wake and aftermath of this life-changing year.  At Young AmeriTowne, students know the importance of plans – savings plans, budgeting plans and investing plans. They also know financial health means leveraging the planning skills they develop during this engaging educational program to build …

Virtual Programs yellow

YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

Anna Leer Classes + Camps, Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

International Towne participant writing on a blue form

Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Brings Finance to Life at Young Americans Center

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, International Towne Leave a Comment

All businesses need to manage their finances to succeed.  The shops in Young AmeriTowne and the countries in International Towne are no different.  Each has revenue and expenses, just like a real business, and each has a student accountant that manages this cash flow to maintain profitability.  Helping bring the Towne experience to life in both programs is proud sponsor Eide …

Summer Camp Bankers

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 …

What Makes Financial Education Work?

Betsy Sklar General, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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. …

Shop and Support Youth Financial Education with Amazon Smile

Betsy Sklar Donate Leave a Comment

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 …

Stack of coins with a clock in the background

Compound Interest: How Your Money can Work for You!

Owen Lennon Bank Leave a Comment

“Time is money” is a familiar expression. When it comes to saving, a plan where you start with less money early will often have greater ultimate value than saving larger sums later. The additional time matters because of compounded interest, a concept that is known as the time value of money. One of the best financial habits you can form …

KeyBank Leaders in AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …

International Towne Square

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

Chris O'Reilly Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …

Janus Henderson Investors sign on Towne Hall

Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Investors Teaches Savings to Young Americans

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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 …