International Towne students gain hands-on experience using a credit card.

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 …

A Finance Minister in the UK determines whether a country has a positive or negative balance of payments.

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 …

A student uses a debit card in AmeriTowne

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 …

Updates around Towne!

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New and exciting changes have come to ALL of our program curriculums and Townes! With school starting up, August is our time of year to deeply analyze our curriculum, teacher orientations, and the overall processes in AmeriTowne and International Towne.  Over the last few weeks, the Young Americans Programs team has been really busy making sure everything is ready for …

Eide Bailly shows students that they can do finance

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When you ask a 10-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” chances are high that you’ll receive answers such as, “Veterinarian,” “Doctor,” or even, “I don’t know.” Young Americans Center encourages young people to dream bigger by presenting them with a wide-range of future career options.  A valuable partner in this work is the accounting firm …

Tales from Towne – An amazing day in International Towne

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It is an amazing thing when a student is being challenged at just the right level for growth. Recently in International Towne we had a memorable group of students. They had the most requirements I have ever seen for one day in International Towne: Visit every single country Get their passport stamped by every country Record a greeting and thank …

Sponsor Spotlight: Western Union helps better financial education

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A basic introduction to financial literacy tools and preparing young people to be ready to enter the workforce helps students to be financially responsible adults.  For children growing up in poverty, however, exposure to these concepts is particularly difficult. Young Americans Center strives to overcome this gap by delivering youth financial education to students regardless of background.  A generous partner …

AAA Transports Students Across International Towne

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With advances in technology, our world seems smaller and easier to navigate than ever before. Friends can Skype from different continents, and a quick Internet search instantaneously displays stunning photos of faraway locations such as the Egyptian pyramids. Yet actual travel still requires research, preparation, and most importantly, a passport. Whether you’re travelling to Mexico on spring break or venturing …