Tales From Town: Newspaper At a Glance

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Coming to the end of my third week working in Young AmeriTowne, I still find myself mesmerized by how the students are able perform each of their tasks in a short period of time while managing to spend all of their paycheck. Each shop has its own unique services and products that other shops and citizens depend on. One of …

Tales From Towne: Advertising 101

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At the beginning of the day whoever is leading Towne asks the students what to do if a product is selling out quickly, “raise the price!” is usually the general consensus. But then they’re asked what to do if a product isn’t selling that doesn’t involve changing the price, Towne citizens are sometimes stumped. The answer is to advertise. Fortunate …

Tales from Towne: You’ve Got Mail!

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Spotlight On: Parcel Service If you were to ask me which shop demands the most of its employees over the course of the day, the Parcel Service would certainly be somewhere at the top of my list.  A small storefront nestled at the end of Profit Parkway, the Parcel Service, sponsored by UPS, plays a major role in the success …

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!

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Now that Cookie Season is almost over, what is your troop going to do with all their free time and (more importantly) their cookie money? While Young Americans Center won’t tell girls what to spend their money on, we can help them learn to make smart financial decisions while having fun. We’re pleased and honored to be partnering with Girl …

An Alumni Perspective

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Kalen Acquisto was a long-time participant in everything Young Americans.  From an early age, she held a bank account and participated in a variety of classes and activities.  As a Program Associate at the El Pomar Foundation, Kalen is expanding her love of philanthropy that started at Young Americans.  Below, in her own words, Kalen shares her passion for Young …

Tales from Towne: Introduction

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Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different people every day, and businesses never have the same employees twice. Each morning the (new) mayor gives an inspirational speech …

Young AmeriTowne – Upgraded!

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When the first 5th graders walked into Young AmeriTowne on September 10, they had no idea just how special they were. They were the very first youth to experience the “new” Young AmeriTowne. Those 5th graders had never been to Young AmeriTowne before, so they couldn’t recognize any differences. However the teachers sure could! Over the summer, Young AmeriTowne was …

Friday Fest Fun

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Last week, Young Americans hosted “Friday Fest”, a free event open to the community to wrap up the school year and kick off summer. We held this unique event on the Evie Dennis Campus with our bank branch.  It was a hit! Smashing success SOAR Elementary School was release first, just after 1:00 p.m.  Scores of activities and concessions greeted …

Refreshing. Delightful. Lemonade!

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It’s that time of year again.  Every spring, thousands of youngsters break out the water pitcher and sugar jar, drag out the card table, design a sign, and start selling lemonade.  It’s time for Lemonade Day Denver! A great partnership Young Americans is once again partnering with Lemonade Day Denver to encourage young people to start businesses early.  Lemonade Day …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, members of the Youth Advisory Board took a trip to the Federal Reserve and the Denver Mint.  This trip is a yearly tradition with the Youth Board, and an exciting one for all who attend. The Fed The morning started off with the group carpooling to the Federal Reserve.  After watching a short video on the Federal Reserve …