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Sponsor Spotlight: Financially fit future thanks to IMA Foundation

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Young AmeriTowne and International Towne help prepare young people for the real world.  And thanks to the IMA Foundation, students from all different backgrounds can gain this hands-on experience in financial education. Proud partner IMA supports the Send-a-School initiative of Young Americans Center for Financial Education which provides scholarships to Young AmeriTowne and International Towne.  This education is particularly important …

Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly helps students stay on track at Young Americans Center

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Every good business person knows that keeping track of money is important.  Thanks to Eide Bailly, students learn this lesson at an early age in Young AmeriTowne and International Towne, and they do it in a hands-on way! In Young AmeriTowne, Accountants manage the money in each shop.  In addition to ensuring each of their citizens receives a physical paycheck, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Hands-on learning in the heart of Cherry Creek, thanks to Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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Hundreds of students gain a hands-on lesson in financial education at Young Americans Center for Financial Education every year.  With its headquarters in Cherry Creek, we shine a spotlight on long-time supporter Cherry Creek Shopping Center which has made this learning possible for the last decade. Students, teachers, and parents appreciate the value of the educational programs at Young Americans …

Sponsor Spotlight: Aegon Transamerica Foundation Prepares Today’s Youth

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A recent report by the Federal Reserve Board finds that four in 10 American families are financially fragile: unable to meet a $400 emergency without going into debt. But there is hope!  Researchers studying financial fragility demonstrate that financial literacy “reduces the likelihood of being financially fragile by more than six percentage points…above and beyond the effects of educational achievement.” …

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Travel the World Without Leaving the State, Thanks to AAA Colorado

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Every year, 11,000 young people participate in International Towne, a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  Thanks to long-time partner AAA Colorado, middle school students can experience the world without ever leaving Colorado. On a recent Friday in International Towne, 13-year-old Sarina* encouraged her fellow citizens to visit her country, Russia, and purchase a chocolate chip cookie.  Sarina …

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West helps kids create healthy financial habits

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“Nearly a third of young adults in a recent study were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability.” – ScienceDaily, citing a study by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The individuals in this study will likely face a lifetime of financial hardship.  The results of the …

Sponsor Spotlight: CoBiz ensures that all students can access AmeriTowne

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On a recent day in Young AmeriTowne, 10-year-old Ricardo* was having the time of his life.  You couldn’t walk past the Market without hearing him call out to customers, and he had a huge smile on his face as he helped customers pay for their products at the cash register.  Ricardo and his fellow classmates participated in this beloved program …

Sponsor Spotlight: U.S. Bank Foundation provides real-world learning in International Towne for all students

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Nearly 11,000 young people experience International Towne, a hands-on lesson in global economics, every year.  This number includes more than 1,800 students who participate as part of the Send-a-School scholarship initiative, funded in part by proud supporter U.S. Bank Foundation. What makes this learning so powerful, particularly for low-income students, is that the lessons they are learning will help them in …

Meet a Board Member: Charlie Maguire

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Young Americans greatly benefits from the dedicated leaders on our three Boards of Directors overseeing Young Americans Bank and Young Americans Center for Financial Education. Today we’d like to introduce you to long-time board member Charles (Charlie) D. Maguire, Jr., Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlie represents a wide range of companies in …

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 …