Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Brings Finance to Life at Young Americans Center

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, International Towne Leave a Comment

All businesses need to manage their finances to succeed.  The shops in Young AmeriTowne and the countries in International Towne are no different.  Each has revenue and expenses, just like a real business, and each has a student accountant that manages this cash flow to maintain profitability.  Helping bring the Towne experience to life in both programs is proud sponsor Eide …

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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

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Summer Camp registration is now open for programs at Young Americans Center for Financial Education!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2021 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way. As we plan for summer, we will continue to follow direction from …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Transamerica Prepares All Learners for their Financial Future

Chris O'Reilly Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Financial strength. These commanding words represent a monumental pillar of focus as we continue to collectively navigate through the global pandemic. For many, looking back on 2020 is taxing. A recent research study found that 59% of Americans say they experienced a financial setback in the past year. Turning the page means recalibrating and reevaluating the best ways to grip …

Donate Your Tax Refund to Deserving Youth

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Make a difference as you do you taxes this year by donating your Colorado State Tax Refund to Young Americans Center for Financial Education! The Colorado Department of Revenue has offered this “Donate Your Tax Refund to Charity” program for many years, and Young Americans Center is proud to be among the 17 registered nonprofits for a third year.  Through …

Happy New Year from Young Americans

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Happy New Year from Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education!  We are so excited for the new year and remain committed to our mission of ensuring youth receive the knowledge to become financially self-sufficient, more productive citizens, and active participants in our free enterprise system. I am extremely proud of the Young Americans team for the work that …

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.  As the safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know we are taking precautions, outlined here, to help us all stay healthy. …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly LLP Helps Colorado’s Youth Prepare for Today

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It’s halfway through the day in International Towne for a group of DPS seventh-grade students.  Things are bustling– the students have taken their passport photos;  countries are raising and lowering their prices to meet supply and demand;  and students are learning the local norms to conduct business in various countries. All is going well, that is, until a Center staff …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

Melissa Englund Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program. This is where Send-a-School comes in.  Established in 2004, this initiative, which …

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

Melissa Englund Donate, Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …