Sponsor Spotlight: CoBank creates self-sufficient young people

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What is the value of financial education?  Most people agree that better knowledge about financial concepts is a good thing, but what is the actual cost of the alternative? While actual numbers vary, all reports are disconcerting.  The National Financial Educators Council reports that in 2017, the average family lost $1,170.95 due to lack of financial knowledge.  Howard Gold, a …

Fox 31 Denver: Young Americans Summer Camps

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It’s Summer Camp Week on Fox 31’s Colorado’s Best, and Young Americans kicked it off by showcasing this summer’s week-long day camps.  Designed for youth who have completed second through eighth grade, Young Americans Summer Camps offer fun, hands-on experiences in financial literacy!  Young people can build a business in entrepreneur camps such as Running Your Own Biz or Be …

Junior Money Matters Camper

Tales From Towne: An Unforgettable Day Becomes a Week-long Adventure!

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It feels like the first day of the 2017-2018 AmeriTowne year was just last week, so how can it be February already?! The year is flying by, which means that in no time at all, summer will be here! Young Americans Center is already gearing up for summer camps and registration has opened up online. There are so many camps …

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Sponsor Spotlight: AAA Colorado Introduces Students to World Travel

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Young Americans Center’s International Towne program provides a hands-on experience in global economics, and so much more!  Every year, nearly 11,000 middle school students get a taste of world travel in just one day.  A proud partner in this work is AAA Colorado, which presents each student with a passport for traveling throughout International Towne. An objective of International Towne …

Register for Summer Camps 2018!

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce our Summer Camp line-up for 2018!  These week-long day camps allow youth to participate in our award-winning programs that teach financial literacy in a fun, hands-on way. For more information and to register, please visit our Summer Camp page.  Here’s what we’re offering this summer: Junior Money Matters (Completed 2nd …

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Credit Cards: Knowledge is power

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U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recently completed a nationwide financial literacy survey in order to get a comprehensive understanding about consumers’ experiences with credit cards. The results of the study reveal that many consumers don’t understand the basics of credit card ownership, such as credit score, interest rate and the consequences …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Inspires World Citizens

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Did you ever think that the perfect job to have “when you grow up” would be to travel the world? Thanks to Eide Bailly, proud partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s International Towne program, middle school students don’t have to wait until they are adults to get a taste of what foreign countries have to offer.  International Towne’s …

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Tales from Towne: Lessons in holiday spending

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, many folks are going shopping to find the perfect gifts for their friends and families. We are all trying to keep track of our spending and make wise financial decisions to protect our credit scores or our personal checking accounts. In Ameritowne and International Towne, students have a similar goal of recording purchases so …

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning how to use a card, thanks to Vantiv

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides programs that use real life, hands-on experiences for young people to learn about finance.  An important component of these programs is providing opportunities for youth to learn about credit and debit cards, since they are such a staple in today’s economy.  Thanks to Vantiv, each student participating in Young AmeriTowne and International Towne …

Sponsor Spotlight: Send-a-School creates opportunities for youth of all backgrounds

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education exists to provide every Colorado student, regardless of background, with the opportunity for effective training in financial literacy and workforce skills.  One of the programs that helps accomplish this mission is our Send-a-School sponsorship program.  Established in 2004, Send-a-School partners enable Young Americans to award financial assistance to students and schools attending Young AmeriTowne …