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?

Latia Henderson Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …

Summer Camp Registration is Now Live!

Latia Henderson Classes + Camps Leave a Comment

Let your child rule the world this summer, really! Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s incredibly popular week-long summer day camps fill up quickly, but you can register now. Priced at $230* per child, per week, camps run Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Camps include the popular Young AmeriTowne and International Towne programs. …

Tales from Towne: International Towne Dilemma Summit

Merrick Stein International Towne Leave a Comment

One of the main lessons of International Towne is interdependence. International Towne presents a world of sixteen countries divided into four fictitious regions; MidAfri, EuRussia, PacAsia and Amerilat. Each country has a unique purpose in the economy and students learn how their actions, individually and as a country, impact the overall economy. The day starts with a trade simulation in …

Sizzlin’ Summer Camps 2015

Amanda Krische Classes + Camps Leave a Comment

Brr!  Even though it’s cold outside right now, our staff are warm inside our building planning for summer camps.  We are going to host 13 week-long sessions for 2nd-6th graders, and we can’t wait to welcome in the new batch of summer campers.  Camps kick off the week of June 8, which will be here before you know it.  We’ll …

Tales from Towne: Welcome Back International Towne

Susan Stenhaug International Towne Leave a Comment

Hola!  Konnichiwa!  Privyet!  Shalom!  As students, carrying ceremonial flames  and flags representing their countries for the day, stand proudly in front of their peers to present greetings in their “native language” during an Olympic themed opening ceremony, I can’t help but wonder who these kids are going to be when they grow up.  As sixth or seventh graders, many of …

Tales from Towne: Credit or Debit?

Susan Stenhaug International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

The financial world we live in today has changed a lot for consumers in the past ten years.  We have new tools to make payments such as Paypal or Venmo.  We shop online.  We rarely write checks anymore.  Small businesses accommodate the consumer with card swipe attachments to cell phones and tablets because people are more likely to carry a …