FirstBank in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: How FirstBank Supports Youth Financial Literacy

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Supporting the community is part of FirstBank’s DNA.  FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist and contributed more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations (efirstbank.com).  As a result, we’re proud to highlight the partnership between FirstBank and Young Americans Center for Financial Education that allows youth to learn about banking and finance in …

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“When I Grow Up”

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Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship in Mexico In just weekend last November, 25 deserving kids became 25 incredible young entrepreneurs.  Here is their story! A popular tourist destination, San José del Cabo, Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture.  The city boasts elegant hotels and restaurants that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Tourism is the main …

Amazon Smile: An easy and no cost way to give to Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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As you are doing your holiday shopping online, Amazon has a nice program where you can select Young Americans Center for Financial Education as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. When you shop through smile.amazon.com, eligible purchases go directly to provide a hands-on lesson in financial education to a deserving youth!  It’s easy to do: Visit smile.amazon.com Login with your username …

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 …

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Three Easy Ways to Help Kids Give This Holiday Season

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Kids are very generous.  So many YouthBiz owners donate a portion (or all!) of their profits to help others.  In Young AmeriTowne last year, students donated an average of $2.25 per student–pretty remarkable given that their salary is only $20-$30.  And in Spark Change, students collect change and donate their time, talent, and treasure to a nonprofit.  As giving it …

Hands-on Financial Education Makes a Difference

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When Skyline Vista Elementary School students visited Young AmeriTowne last spring, they were fortunate to have volunteers from JPMorgan Chase & Co. helping them out.  Melissa Bowman, Casey Karcich, Shanee Ceja, and Lesly Nicole, who all work at Chase, served as “business consultants” in AmeriTowne, helping students determine their pricing strategy, assisting the shop accountants, and reminding students about their schedules.  This …

2019 Burger Biz Finale

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This is the culminating event for Burger Biz–watch the final pitches and vote for your favorite burger! Middle and high school students have spent a week creating the perfect burger concept.  They’ve heard from industry experts, and they’ve sourced their ingredients.  Now it’s time to see who will take home the title of Burger Biz Champion plus a $500 prize! …

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! …

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Halloween Fun at Young Americans Bank

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Being a bank that’s just for kids means we take Halloween very seriously around here.  Halloween is seriously fun!  Young Americans Bank invites you to participate in any or all of the exciting events we have planned: Spirit Week at Young Americans Bank From Thursday, October 24 through Thursday, October 31, Young Americans Bank staff will be wearing their favorite …