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 …

Campers at RYOB Summer Camp

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 …

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning eCommerce thanks to Colorado Container Corporation

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  Young AmeriTowne provides a real-life learning experience for students throughout Colorado.  Thanks to the Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation, part of this experience includes ecommerce—students can purchase a cardboard briefcase “online” that will be delivered to them in their shop. One of the most popular items to buy in Young AmeriTowne, briefcases are generously donated to Young Americans Center …

First Year Teacher Back After a Decade Calls Young AmeriTowne “Most Fruitful of All Life-Skills Lessons”

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Katie Cawley was the College President when she and her 5th grade classmates ran Young AmeriTowne more than a decade ago. This spring, she was back in Towne, excited and feeling “so fortunate for my own students to have this powerful program.” Katie, a first year teacher at St. Mary’s in Littleton, still has her Young AmeriTowne checkbook.  And she’s grateful …

Sponsor Spotlight – Real Car, Real Learning in AmeriTowne Thanks to Schomp

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Hands-on, real-life experience is the foundation for all learning that takes place at Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  A job at the Schomp Automotive Parts and Service Shop at Young AmeriTowne means that students learn about their role in a town’s economy while repairing a real car. All students in AmeriTowne are employees.  Each shop requires at least three …

Patty Salazar and Rich Martinez with AmeriTowne students from Black Forest Elementary.

AmeriTowne Students meet Government Official

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Young AmeriTowne citizens from Black Forest Hills Elementary, a Cherry Creek School, met Patty Salazar last Friday.  Ms. Salazar is the State Bank and Financial Services Commissioner who works for the Department of Regulatory Agencies or DORA. Addressing the students, Ms. Salazar said that her job is to make sure that banks and credit unions in the state follow the law because, …