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

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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

Michelle Macy International Towne Leave a Comment

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

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

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 …

India: What Moves You?

Michelle Macy International Towne Leave a Comment

One effective teaching strategy is to engage students through lessons and experiences that cater to different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic.  At Young Americans Center, our International Towne program embodies this principle by offering students a wide array of jobs–Reporter, Finance Minister, Jeweler, and Salesperson, just to name a few.  When students are truly interested in what they are doing, the …

What’s New in Towne?

Michelle Macy International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

This school year has gotten off to an amazing start with students coming from all over the state to participate in our programs, and we have had a few that have just shined. Recently in Young AmeriTowne one of the Bank Presidents created his own “Customer Satisfaction Survey” with questions like “Would you come back?” and “How long was your …

Vantiv Creates Real World Learning

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Young AmeriTowne and International Towne are unique in providing opportunities for young people to learn about finances in a real world setting.  Proud sponsor Vantiv helps to create this real world by providing a practice debit and credit card to every participating student.  Thanks to Vantiv, students don’t just read about cards and credit—they actually experience how plastic works. Vantiv, a …

Ready to Win?

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Young Americans is excited to announce that applications for Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, Colorado’s largest competition for youth business owners are now open! Finalists and winners receive CASH prizes ($250-$1,000), to use towards operating or improving their business. Plus, winners are paired with a MENTOR, a successful Denver business person, to help guide their business strategy. Young Americans knows that Colorado is full …

Tales from Towne: The Dilemma

Michelle Macy International Towne Leave a Comment

International Towne is a one-of-a-kind educational program offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers to help teach students about global economics through fun, hands-on, experiential learning. Teachers use our curriculum to teach concepts in the classroom, which in turn prepares students for the most crucial (and fun) part of the program – a day running International Towne. International Towne is …