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String Theory Clocks Ready for Sales at YouthBiz Spring Marketplace

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The YouthBiz Spring Marketplace opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, and both vendors and staff can’t wait for the shopping to begin!  We caught up  with one of our more successful vendors from the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace, Chandler Nayman of String Theory Clocks, to learn more about his business, his experience with Marketplace, and his goals for sales. YouthBiz:  Hi Chandler, …

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

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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 …

Community First Foundation – Teaching Colorado Kids to Give Where They Live

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Community First Foundation, organizer of Colorado Gives Day which takes place this year on December 8th, has been a sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education since 2005 when the Center opened it Lakewood location. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation’s leadership support for the Center’s flagship program, Young AmeriTowne (a hands-on, experiential learning program in financial literacy for 5th graders) has directly impacted 151,814 elementary students.   Through its support, Community First Foundation helps deliver the …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Kroenke Sports Charities Help Youth Understand the Value of Fun

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Sports. The activity and entertainment so many of us are anxiously awaiting to return, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money. Here at Young AmeriTowne, students learn …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Connects Grows the Hometown Heroes of Tomorrow

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Now more than ever, people and groups are stepping up to care for their communities, such as a Lakewood woman who hand sewed 500 masks and gave them for free or the thousands of front-line workers tirelessly working to help their neighbors and beyond. When we reflect on these hometown heroes, we see that those individuals are actively creating the …

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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 …

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The Best Day in AmeriTowne: On the Road visits Pueblo

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As AmeriTowne On the Road wrapped up in Pueblo this week, a fun celebration was in order.  Students from Desert Sage Elementary participated in a special Towne Opening Ceremony in conjunction with local presenting sponsor Legacy Bank Colorado! On Wednesday, January 22, special guests Rich Martinez, President and CEO of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, and Rebecca Diaz, Vice …

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Out of the Classroom and Into the Real World: Students Run Their Own Towne in Pueblo

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January 21, Denver – Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented locally by Legacy Bank, returns to Pueblo this month, bringing hands-on financial education to 4th and 5th grade students for a sixth straight year. AmeriTowne On the Road will serve an estimated 245 Pueblo-area students while at Pueblo Community College from January 14-23. Read the full Press Release.

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Sponsor Spotlight: BOK Financial Inspires a Financially-Literate Future

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When fourth and fifth grade students from Goldrick Elementary attended Young AmeriTowne yesterday, they had help from eight finance experts!  BOK Financial’s gift of both time and treasure made this day possible. BOK Financial supports the Send-a-School initiative of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  This CRA-eligible program provides scholarships for Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and AmeriTowne On the Road, …

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What’s New in Young Americans Center Programs

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AmeriTowne and International Towne began the 2019-20 school year with some exciting changes!  The end goal is to provide programs that are relevant, thought-provoking, and that deliver an improved hands-on lesson in financial education. Young AmeriTowne changes include parent communication, curriculum enhancements, and the Day in Towne experience.  When a school registers for Young AmeriTowne, teachers receive a Parent Newsletter …