Community First Foundation – Teaching Colorado Kids to Give Where They Live

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Community First Foundation, organizer of Colorado Gives Day which takes place this year on December 8th, has been a sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education since 2005 when the Center opened it Lakewood location. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation’s leadership support for the Center’s flagship program, Young AmeriTowne (a hands-on, experiential learning program in financial literacy for 5th graders) has directly impacted 151,814 elementary students.   Through its support, Community First Foundation helps deliver the …

King Soopers Hats in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Learn Adaptability Thanks to King Soopers

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

When businesses across the Denver metro area shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, grocery stores did not.  They continued to provide essential products to customers while adapting to a new normal. The Denver Business Journal recently announced that one such retailer, King Soopers, had the largest market share of local consumer spending on groceries this year.  This caught our attention as King Soopers is this same grocery store that provides …

Young AmeriTowne Student Workbook

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm is on a mission to help people

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With a belief that education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities and that all youth deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential, State Farm’s support of hands-on learning at Young American Center couldn’t be more relevant and instrumental. State Farm supports programs that provide today’s youth with the tools and resources which help them achieve life …

AmeriTowne Belmar Lutheran Medical Center

Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center provides lessons in business, compassion, and excellence

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As the world continues navigating the challenges and new norms established by the global pandemic, common conditions of life and community can feel uncertain. It takes incredible leadership and selflessness to weather the storm and ensure that all of our community participants are properly cared for. We can’t think of a better example of compassion and excellence in service than …

Colorado Container Corporation sign

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning About an Honest Day’s Work with Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

The shops in Young AmeriTowne are selected to best represent a real-life, functioning economy. The shops include a grocery store, TV station, a bank, local government, hospital center, and a student favorite – the Container Shop. Representing the manufacturing sector, the Container Shop has been perennial favorite in helping students understand the many rich roles available to them in today’s …

Meet a Mentor: Jena Hausmann, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado

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Three winners of the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition gain a cash prize and something even more valuable: a pairing with a Denver-area business leader to help guide and improve their business.  For this 19th annual event, one lucky winner will be paired with Jena Hausmann, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Hausmann pursued the health administration field …

Transactions at the Young AmeriTowne Bank

Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

Melissa Englund Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program. This is where Send-a-School comes in.  Established in 2004, this initiative, which …

Meet a Mentor: Bob and Judi Newman

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Each year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business leaders with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentors we are highlighting for this year’s 19th annual event are Bob and Judi Newman, retired business leaders and pillars of the Denver community. Both Bob and Judi held long, successful careers in the computer industry and software development.  …

Providing Access to Opportunities with Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation

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A good entrepreneur can solve unique problems and adapt to dynamic situations. They see a problem and work towards a viable solution. Here at Young Americans Center, Denver’s inner-city youth are learning the important skillsets of being a great entrepreneur through the YouthBiz program – skills that are applicable no matter what career path they decide to explore. Despite many …