Money Matters Classes Return in August

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Starting next month, join Young Americans on Saturdays for a FREE, unique learning experience!  Designed especially for youth, ages 3-19, and their parents, Money Matters Classes have games and activities that teach young people about the importance of money and banking.  And, parents learn how to reinforce those lessons at home. Class participants earn a $10 savings certificate for attending.  Certificates can …

Young Americans Center Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

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April is Financial Literacy Month–one of our favorite times of year here at Young Americans.  Besides participating in a national conversation about how to better educate the public about finance, it is the perfect time for youth to take advantage of the programming and services offered by Young Americans. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is holding two FREE classes …

Tales from Towne: FREE Second Saturday Classes

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On the second Saturday of each month, Young Americans Center offers FREE classes that teach young people about the importance of money and banking — and how parents can reinforce those lessons at home.  Designed especially for youth, ages 3-12, and their parents, attendees are treated to an interactive tour of Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world …

Making $ense of Money

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Have you ever wondered what your 5th or 6th grader might do when they get a job and start paying for all the necessities in life? Look no further than the Money$ense Saturday event we hosted on April 19th. Though the group in attendance was small, the lessons learned were mighty, if not permanent. Luck of the draw The day started …

April: Classes and Celebrations

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April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s always really busy around Young Americans.  We have so  many fun and exciting ways to get involved at our building and to take the lessons home with you.  Although everything is free, many of these events are first-come first-serve, so be sure to register with the links provided.  As always, if you …

Helping Teachers Everywhere

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Money Matters is a program made possible by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. The Money Matters program prides itself in providing high-quality financial education to children and parents, but did you know we assist teachers, too? Doing what? With summer quickly becoming a fond memory, we’re busy preparing a free workshop for elementary school teachers in the Denver …

Ask Amy: What Are the Best Books for Learning to Talk to Kids About Money?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. In today’s mobile world, iPhone and iPad apps are a great, quick way for kids to learn, experience and practice a financial concept.  You can check out my suggestions for mobile financial games and tools here.  However, sometimes we all need a bit …

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 …

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 …