Sponsor Spotlight –Jack and Judy Pottle and family support a generation of learning

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The reach of Young Americans is impressive—more than 67,000 young people participate in Young Americans Bank or a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education every year.  But this reach is even more exciting for those who played a part in the founding of Young Americans, built programs for youth through the first years, and who continue to make …

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, …

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 …

Leaving a Legacy: Summer Camp Draws Youth from Outside Colorado

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“There’s not a lot of things you can give your grandchildren.  An education is one.” Grandmother Denese Ellis read about Young Americans Center for Financial Education summer camps last summer in the Wall Street Journal.  She lives in Pittsburgh, near her daughter, son-in-law, and only grandchild Grace, and she thought, “I think Grace would really enjoy this camp.”  Knowing that …

Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Provides Real-World Accounting Experience in Young AmeriTowne

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Some of the most important people in Young AmeriTowne are the Accountants—students who manage the finances of each shop.  Typically, there are 17 Accountants working each day.  Thanks to proud sponsor Eide Bailly, they get a taste of what being a real Accountant is like! The first accounting lesson for these students takes place at school.  They learn how to …

Sponsor Spotlight: Colorado Public Radio Station Creates a Popular Position in Young AmeriTowne

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As part of the Young AmeriTowne program, students apply and interview for the jobs they would like to hold.  Year after year, in schools all across the state, by far the most popular choice for students is a position at the Young AmeriTowne Radio Station. One reason for this reputation is that the Radio Station is an exciting work environment.  …

Sponsor Spotlight: Career Exploration at an Early Age Thanks to DU

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Students who participate in Young AmeriTowne gain insight about future careers in a number of ways. Besides filling out a job application, interviewing, and holding a job, students can also explore possible careers in the Towne College.  At Young AmeriTowne in Denver, this experience is made possible by long-time supporter University of Denver. With an emphasis on ethics, experiential education and …

Tales from Towne: Make your Products sell!

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Saving, spending, and sharing money wisely are a few of the biggest takeaways from a student’s experience in Young AmeriTowne, but how does a business earn that money in the first place? What will make a shop’s product stand out enough to get consumers to spend their hard-earned money on it? When it comes to advertising, there are a few …

Alpine Bank supports AmeriTowne Across Colorado

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When Young AmeriTowne goes On the Road to communities like Durango and Grand Junction, we rely on community support to make the program possible.  For the last four years, a valuable partner in this work has been Alpine Bank. According to its website, Alpine Bank’s commitment to community investment began with the opening of its first branch in Carbondale in …

Second Generation Summer Camper

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For the past 28 years, Young Americans Center for Financial Education has offered Summer Camps to help youth learn about basic financial literacy topics in a fun, hands-on way.  This summer, Sarah Daly is sending her stepdaughter to camp for the second time—Amy enjoyed Junior Money Matters Camp so much last summer that she’s coming back for more! Sarah has been …