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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 …

Amazon Smile: An easy and no cost way to give to Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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As you are doing your holiday shopping online, Amazon has a nice program where you can select Young Americans Center for Financial Education as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. When you shop through smile.amazon.com, eligible purchases go directly to provide a hands-on lesson in financial education to a deserving youth!  It’s easy to do: Visit smile.amazon.com Login with your username …

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What’s New in Young Americans Center Programs

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AmeriTowne and International Towne began the 2019-20 school year with some exciting changes!  The end goal is to provide programs that are relevant, thought-provoking, and that deliver an improved hands-on lesson in financial education. Young AmeriTowne changes include parent communication, curriculum enhancements, and the Day in Towne experience.  When a school registers for Young AmeriTowne, teachers receive a Parent Newsletter …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Vectra Bank Teaches Kids that Saving is Important

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When the Federal Reserve published the latest Report on the Economic Well-Being in May, 2019, results indicated that although saving rates in the United States are improving, there is still much work to be done.  In particular, non-white and middle-to-low-income adults reported higher rates of financial distress than surveyed white and middle-to-upper-income adults.  Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle W. Bowman …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JJP Family Foundation Involves All Learners in Experiential Education

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Both anecdotal and research-based evidence suggests that students learn best when they experience a concept for themselves.  The Young AmeriTowne and International Towne programs do just that in the field of financial education.  They allow elementary and middle school students to open their own …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Empower shares time, talent, and treasure with young learners

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In Young AmeriTowne, students discover philanthropy by thinking about how they can share their time, talent and treasure. Today, we’re highlighting a proud partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education that has shared time, talent and treasure with young learners for nearly three decades: Empower. Empower Retirement first became involved with Young Americans Center near the very start of the …

Sponsor Spotlight: Lifelong lessons delivered by CliftonLarsonAllen Foundation

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Each year, the Send-a-School Project affords low-income schools an opportunity to participate in the Young AmeriTowne and International Towne educational programs.  A valuable partner in this work is CliftonLarsonAllen Foundation, which provided scholarship funds for 504 deserving students last year. Why is this learning so valuable?  Researchers are able to demonstrate that financial literacy “reduces the likelihood of being financially fragile …