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, …

AmeriTowne Newspaper Team

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 …

Creating the OTR newspaper

Tales from Towne: Life Skills for All Types of Learners

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Students from Fletcher Miller School attended Young AmeriTowne On the Road last week, an experience that helped significantly impacted students work towards their unique goals. Fletcher Miller School, a Jefferson County Public School in Lakewood, Colorado, has been working with significantly impacted youth since 1963.  According to its website, the school’s mission is to “provide access to a high-quality education…that …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity gives time, talent, and treasure

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As part of their preparation for Young AmeriTowne, students learn that philanthropy means giving one’s time, talent, or treasure to help the public good.  When they become citizens of Young AmeriTowne, students can put this learning into action by donating their personal or business profits to the Donation Station! Volunteers from Fidelity Investments in Colorado helped to reinforce this concept …

Mayor Gates, Mayor Aiden, Rich

Young AmeriTowne On the Road Greeley: The Perfect Way to Learn

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Students from Hygiene Elementary in Loveland were in for a real treat last week.  When they visited Young AmeriTowne On the Road, there was not one, but two Mayors there to greet them: Greeley Mayor John Gates and Young AmeriTowne Mayor, 14-year-old Aiden Wilson. AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, is a portable version of the flagship Young AmeriTowne …