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, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Denver Post Provides Real Journalism Experience

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is all about hands-on real-life learning.  In the Young AmeriTowne Newspaper shops in Denver and Belmar, long-time partner The Denver Post ensures this learning is as real as it can get! Students working at the Newspaper they create a four-page paper every day.  The Editor works with the Ad Agents to design the layout …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Gateway challenges students to build a vibrant community

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Why is community important? Through Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise, fifth graders discover that communities provide resources and support for individuals and families.  Plus, they realize that they can impact their community in a positive way.  A valuable partner in this work at Young AmeriTowne in Belmar is proud sponsor Alameda Gateway. By the time students step …