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Shop local holiday gifts at YouthBiz Marketplace – Saturday, December 2

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education invites the community to support local, youth-owned businesses by shopping at the YouthBiz Marketplace this Saturday, December 2 from 10am-2pm. Shoppers will find exquisite gifts, including beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more, hand-made a sold by youth.  There are 66 vendors signed up to participate, ranging in age from …

YouthBiz Workshop

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YouthBiz Marketplace Success Strategies (Ages 6-21 years)   Find out what it takes to get ready for the YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace! Learn about costs, competition, customer service, and talk to a panel of youth veteran marketplace sellers about their experience and ways they’ve made their booth stand out! This class is strongly recommended for youth who’s first time sellers at …

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Beat from the Branch: Young Americans Bank Belmar Opening Saturday, December 9!

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Have you heard what’s been happening at Young Americans Bank these days? In case you haven’t, let me fill you in!  We all know that Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world designed especially for kids, is a great place for today’s youth to establish a bank account and learn more about the fundamentals of basic banking. But, …

Coming Soon: Let’s Lotion!

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Calling all entrepreneurs, ages 6-12… Do you want to learn how to make body products?  Next Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30-7:00pm, Young Americans Center for Financial Education is hosting a YouthBiz Workshop just for you!  Let’s Lotion will teach you the basics of making scented lotion, including the importance of packaging and marketing.  You’ll even have a chance to take …

April Financial Literacy Month Activities

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April is Financial Literacy Month and boy do we should have a lot planned!  There are classes and activities and tour and a Marketplace.  Wow!  See below for the schedule and be sure to check our website for updates. Classes April 4, 2015 Savings Game (ages 9-12)- An interactive game where kids discuss ways to save money and learn how …

A Visit from Iraqi Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans has been thrilled to host international guests from the Iraqi “Strengthening an Entrepreneurial Culture” group, organized by the International Visitor Leadership Program, facilitated by WorldDenver in Denver, CO, for the last two years. The International Visitor Leadership Program is an initiative of the United States Department of State that would not be possible without the volunteer time and …

Exciting Entrepreneur Events

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Our entrepreneurship program kicked off 2015 with a bang!  We hosted a fantastic event with Denver Open Media where several businesses got to film and edit their own commercials.  The event was a hit and we’re looking at scheduling another one, so stay tuned. In the meantime, however, we have some fantastic events coming up if you’re looking to start …

Reflections on the Year

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This past year was tremendous for Young Americans Center. It may have gone by in the blink of an eye or seemed like a whirlwind at times. Yet, in retrospect, it was profoundly successful. There were first time events that premiered, annual events that thrived, and many plans that had been put in place years ago came into fruition. Some …

Marketplace Magic

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What a phenomenal year this was for our youth business owners.  The community shoppers didn’t do too badly either! With more than 150 businesses participating in two weekends of Marketplaces, December at Young Americans started of strong.  This year’s batch of products were high quality and incredibly diverse.  Shoppers could choose from lego ornaments, cake pops, melted crayon paintings, recorded …

Marketplace Sneak Peek

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Success Strategies is a free class we offer at Young Americans before each Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace to help business owners make a plan to be as successful as possible during the actual event.  Our most recent class was hosted in October 25th, and had some brand-new business owners and their parents join us to learn and share about good vs. …