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Sponsor Spotlight: Teaching the Financial Building Blocks with Mohar Charitable Foundation

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Financial literacy – the ability to understand and effectively apply various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing – is increasingly important in today’s world. Beginning to teach kids at a young age about finances is the best way to ensure that they grow up to be self-sufficient, financially literate adults. Since 1988, the Center’s programs, through the …

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Aegon Transamerica Foundation’s Continued Commitment to Community Well-Being

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As states all over the country reel with the ripple effects of the current pandemic, the talk and planning of budget cuts is already proceeding.  School districts, especially, are feeling the brunt of school closures and the “what ifs” for the coming school year.  With Colorado school districts looking to trim millions of dollars from the budget, financial aid programs …

Birdcall Social Distance Fundraising

Social Distance Fundraising

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Dine at Birdcall to support hands-on financial education! All day on Monday, May 25, 25% of all food and beverage purchases at Birdcall go to Young Americans Center for Financial Education, home of Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz! Customers must use the promotion code denverlove. Order Birdcall online for curbside or in-store pick-up.  Or, place an order in-store at …

Young Americans COVID-19 Updates

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Thank you for your support of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank.  The safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, and so we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know that we are taking precautions to help us all stay healthy, …

Virtual Programs are Here!

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has launched registration for 28 Virtual Program offerings!  These three- or four-day sessions provide fun, engaging activities while preparing youth for the future.  Below is a sneak peak at some of our favorites! Money Money Money Students wrapping up first or second grade this school year can take a deep dive into all things …

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You Can Help Teachers Deliver Financial Education in Uncertain Times

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Teachers, like healthcare workers and civic servants, are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. They are scrambling to quickly retool their education programs to meet the needs of students whose families face untold health and economic situations. Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) is there with them every step of the way, providing quality, standards-aligned programs–like Young AmeriTowne (29 years), International Towne (22 years) and YouthBiz (28 years) –that have never been …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West Helps Students Understand Importance of Culture in Global Economics

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Founder and CEO of Techstars, David Brown recently wrote an article titled, “Why Understanding Culture Is Important to Doing Business Around the World” (Inc.com).  Within this article, Brown argues that future businesspeople will make a better impression if they understand the cultures they interact with and travel to as their companies expand around the world.  He goes over five areas …

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Sponsor Spotlight: AAA – Travel Tips from the Experts!

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Longtime sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, AAA Colorado, brings an educational event to Denver this weekend.  AAA’s 2020 Travel Expo is taking place Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, and if you and your family enjoy a good adventure, there is plenty to see and learn from the traveling experts at this show.  Colorado’s top travel event …

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Sponsor Spotlight: U.S. Bank Foundation Helps Ensure All Students Get an International Towne Experience

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The world is a big place – and even bigger when you’re in middle school.  International Towne allows students to run the world (16 countries), helping them put into perspective important concepts such as tariffs, supply and demand, and the cultures, languages, and foods of other countries.  Each country has clothing specific to that region that students wear along with artifacts they can learn about as well.  Not only …

Top 3 Reasons to go to YA Summer Camp

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Camp registration has begun at Young Americans Center for Financial Education for summer, 2020!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2020 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way.  Campers who participated last summer gave us three reasons why you should sign-up …