Sponsor Spotlight: Worldpay teaches kids credit vs. debit

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Do you know the difference between a debit and a credit card?  A surprising number of young adults don’t. According to a 2016 study done by LendEdu, 43% of college students couldn’t explain at least one difference between a debit and credit card.  Although the survey was small, only 455 students, that’s still a high number. Thanks to Worldpay, formerly …

Sponsor Spotlight: AmeriTowne a lot like being an adult, thanks to FirstBank

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Quinn is just 11 years old, but she has a lot of responsibility.  As the Vice President of FirstBank at Young AmeriTowne, Quinn has to make payments, ensure every shop pays off their business loan, and report on the business income.  It’s a lot like being an adult. This experience is possible through the generous support of community partners like …

Why most young people are living on the financial edge and what you can do about it.

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What if you could give the chance at a life-time of financial self-sufficiency to a child for $40? Daniella is 20 and living on the financial edge in Denver. She did some right things: finished high school, works two jobs and helps her struggling family pay their rent. What she didn’t get was a financial education. She doesn’t use a …

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning Supply and Demand in the King Soopers Market

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There is one shop in Young AmeriTowne that sells a bigger variety of products than any other: the Market. Thanks to long-time supporter King Soopers, 5thgrade AmeriTowne customers who visit the Market experience supply and demand in action. Students first learn about supply and demand when they are at school.  Using a candy bar, teachers demonstrate that an increase in demand …

Sponsor Spotlight: Real-life lessons in AmeriTowne, delivered by UPS

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Students, Teachers, and Parents see the value of Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise experienced by more than 34,000 young people every year.  Students gain valuable life lessons while having so much fun, they scarcely know they are learning!  My recent visit to the UPS Parcel Service shop served as a validation that this learning is made possible …

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 –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 …

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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 …