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

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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 …

Tales from Towne: Thinking Outside the Box

Susan Stenhaug International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

An amazing part of working in Young Ameritowne and International Towne is to see the kids really understand how Towne works. You’ll see quotes in the paper like “being an adult is hard” or “it’s hard to manage my money.” But every once in a while, there are some kids who truly realize the potential of Young Ameritowne and International …

We Want You! Join Our Team

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Did you have a phenomenal Young AmeriTowne experience when you were 10?  Do you still remember what it was like to deposit you pennies into your Young Americans Bank account?  You can rekindle those feelings and help create new memories for youth throughout Colorado.  Join our team – we’re hiring! We’re looking for a Programs Assistant, a role that works …

Tales from Towne: The International Towne Experience

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Since starting as a program’s assistant I’ve spent most of my time in AmeriTowne, our program for 5th graders. Last week however was my first day running a world region on my own, PacAsia, which includes Australia, Japan, China and India. Singapore is in there too, but it serves as the “World Bank” and has its own staff person. International …

From Snow to Summer: Check Out Our Camps

Amanda Krische Classes + Camps Leave a Comment

Brr, it’s cold outside!  What better way to beat the chill than to think about summer!  It’s time to plan for summer camps, and we have some great week-long camps available for a wide age range.  Our incredibly popular camps fill up rapidly each year, so be sure to check out the schedule and register as soon as you can! …

Tales from Towne: Introduction

Young Americans Center for Financial Education International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different people every day, and businesses never have the same employees twice. Each morning the (new) mayor gives an inspirational speech …