Do You Need It? Or Just Want It?

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Each month, we take one financial concept and dive in deep.  We offer resources, activities and worksheets to help reinforce that concept.  In May, we’re talking about the difference between needs and wants. For most young children, parents take care of the basic necessities of life.  Kids are fed, clothed, and have a place to live.  When the basics are …

Friday Fest Is Coming!

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The snow has melted.  Flowers are popping up.  We’re (hopefully) put away our winter coats for good.  And school is coming to an end for the year! To celebrate the end of the school year and kick off summer in a fun fashion, we’re hosting “Friday Fest,” a free party at our branch for the whole family. You’re invited… …to …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, members of the Youth Advisory Board took a trip to the Federal Reserve and the Denver Mint.  This trip is a yearly tradition with the Youth Board, and an exciting one for all who attend. The Fed The morning started off with the group carpooling to the Federal Reserve.  After watching a short video on the Federal Reserve …

10 Reasons More Classrooms Need Personal Financial Literacy Lessons

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The nation dedicates the month of April to promoting financial literacy. Financial institutions across the country are offering short quizzes, providing resources, and drawing attention to the need for widespread money lessons in schools. Some parents may be asking, “With all the concepts that teachers have to focus on – math, geography, history and more – why should personal financial …

Showing Off

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On Friday, two of our young entrepreneurs exhibited at TEDxYouth@MileHigh.  This event, part of the TEDxMileHigh series, offered engaging exhibits and inspiring talks for 2,000 high school students. In case you’re not familiar with TED, know that it’s a great thing to check out.  TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a …

A Class for Not-So-Young Americans

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Young Americans has a new initiative – aimed at “Not-So-Young” Americans — parents! We recognize that parents are a crucial part of the community that teaches youth to be financially responsible.  That’s why we’ve recently started to offer a series of parent classes throughout Denver. In partnership with Great-West Great Teachers, a program of Great-West Life, Young Americans is encouraging …