Concept of the Month: Are You Credit Ready?

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You’ve probably noticed that most adults have a credit card.  But you might be surprised to learn that many adults don’t use a credit card responsibly!  Young Americans Bank wants to help you understand what credit is and how YOU can use a credit card responsibly.  Then, we want to help you decide if you’re ready for a credit card! …

Beat from the Branch: Trunk or Treat Green Valley Ranch

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Come join Young Americans Bank on our annual Trunk-or-Treat!  This family friendly event will consist of funny to scary costumes, delicious Treats & Candy and fun games.  We would love to see as many monsters, superheroes, princesses, and all other costumes as possible.  This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will be held at the Evie Dennis Campus.  Don’t miss out on this fun …

Sponsor Spotlight: Career for a Day at the Lutheran Medical Center Shop

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One goal of the Young AmeriTowne program is to provide students with hands-on career experience. Thanks to Lutheran Medical Center, fourth and fifth graders who participate in Young AmeriTowne at Belmar can explore a job in the medical field. Just like Lutheran Medical Center in Lakewood, Colorado, the AmeriTowne Medical Center shop works to provide quality patient care and customer service.  …

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm® is Here to help life go right.®

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (YAC) could not exist without the support of our community. This week we’d like to highlight the unique partnership between State Farm and the students who learn hands-on financial literacy in Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and YouthBiz. State Farm’s support of YAC’s Send-a-School initiative helps build a Colorado where every student, regardless of background, knows …

70 20 10

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A question we hear a lot at Young Americans Bank is, “How much money should you save?”  This month we bring you our thoughts, and tips for how to save more wisely! When you’re thinking about how much to save, it’s helpful to think of these percentages: 70 – Spend! Spend 70 percent of your money. 20 – Save! Save …

Tales from Towne: End of Summer Review

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With warm weather and plenty of sunshine all around us, it’s hard to believe that summer is quickly coming to an end!  The end of summer means that Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s FUNancial Summer Camps are now complete as well.  With a total of 1,035 participants this year, we have lots of stories and memories to share.  Here …

CCCS reception in YAT

Sponsor Spotlight: The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Honored Retiring President Nancy McCallin in Young AmeriTowne

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Community members, friends, Board Members, and many others gathered in Young AmeriTowne last April to honor Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, former President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Young AmeriTowne served as a perfect backdrop for the event as five Colorado community colleges team-up every year to support this hands-on lesson in free enterprise.  Thanks to Arapahoe Community College, …

Sponsor Spotlight: Send-a-School Partners Provide Opportunities for all Students

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education exists to provide every Colorado student, regardless of background, with the opportunity for effective training in financial literacy and workforce skills. Why is this so important? Research suggests that a basic introduction to financial concepts—saving, credit, banking, and investing—at a young age helps prepare students to be financially responsible adults. This knowledge is particularly beneficial …

Meet a Mentor: Scott Wylie, First Western

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business experts with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we’d like to highlight this year is Scott Wylie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of First Western. Mr. Wylie has much to offer a budding business person.  He has spent 31 years in the banking and finance industry, founding …

Fun and Financial – Six ways you can be sure your gifts make a difference!

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– Bivianan, Send-a-School scholarship Young AmeriTowne student If you want to advance the financial literacy of young people, Young Americans Center for Financial education is a great investment of your charitable dollars.   Here are six ways you can have confidence you’ve put your gift where it can really impact kids. Programs are growing­–even the ones like Young AmeriTowne that …