Meet a Board Member: Steve Hills, Riveron

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is pleased to introduce you to Board Member Steve Hills, Managing Director at Riveron. With more than 15 years of experience in accounting financial leadership roles, Steve is an asset to the Young Americans Center Board.  At Riveron, he works to establish and develop client relationships, and he builds teams that consistently exceed client …

Schomp Parts & Service Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Real-World Learning in the Schomp Parts & Service Shop

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Today was a busy day in the Young AmeriTowne Parts and Service Shop named, “You Break It Me Fix It.”  Employees performed maintenance for vehicles in Towne and sold lollipops and sunglasses to their customers.  If it weren’t for the size of the shop and the age of the workers, who are all fifth graders at Aurora Academy, you would …

Spark Change leaders from McAuliffe

A Service Day to Remember

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On Friday, April 5, the student leaders of McAuliffe International completed a whole day of service as the culminating activity of Spark Change, a new program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education teaching philanthropy through service learning.  This outstanding group of 6th-8th graders has worked together since the fall researching local nonprofits and leading their school in collecting change …

Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity Investments’ lasting impact on young learners

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It’s National Volunteer Week and a perfect time to shine a spotlight on a Young Americans Center for Financial Education partner that provides time, talent and treasure: Fidelity Investments.  Thanks to Fidelity Investments, young people from all backgrounds receive a hands-on lesson in financial education that lasts into adulthood. Fidelity Investments has funded the Send-a-School initiative of Young Americans Center …

What makes the newspaper in Young AmeriTowne?

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Extra, extra, read all about it!  Each day, the Young AmeriTowne Newspaper reports the day’s most important news in a real, four-page newspaper.  This real-life experience in journalism is possible because of long-time supporter The Denver Post. Young Americans Center for Financial Education first partnered with The Denver Postnearly 20 years ago to create a life-like Newspaper shop.  Volunteers from …

Sponsor Spotlight: Safeway Foundation Opens a Miniature Market for Kids

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There’s a brand-new shop in Young AmeriTowne in Lakewood: the Safeway Market!  This mini-Safeway provides a real-world lesson in what it takes to operate a grocery store to fifth grade students from across the metro area. The Safeway Market debuted on Wednesday, March 27 when students from McGraw Elementary school ran AmeriTowne.  McGraw students joined Todd Broderick, Denver Division President …

Meet a Board Member: Shawn Cole, Executive Vice President, Bank of the West

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Young Americans Board Members support our mission to develop the financial literacy of young people through real-life experiences and hands-on programs purposefully designed to enable them to prosper in our free enterprise system.  This month, we’d like to introduce you to Shawn Cole, Executive Vice President at Bank of the West and Young Americans Bank Board Member. At Bank of the …

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education believes that entrepreneurship is a key to a successful future.  Through the study and practice of entrepreneurship, young people learn skills that will help them succeed in school and in life as they learn how to solve problems and create opportunities. A valuable partner in this work is Amica Companies Foundation which has supported …

More than Lemonade: Senate Bill 19-103 Passes Committee Vote

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Youth entrepreneurs, their parents, and their biggest fans gathered at the Colorado State Capitol on Monday for a Senate committee vote on bill 19-103, Legalizing Minor’s Businesses. Co-sponsored by Senators Angela Williams (D) and Jack Tate (R), the bill would permit youth to operate a business without a permit as long as it runs for fewer than 84 days a year, …

Press Release: The Perfect Way to Learn, Young AmeriTowne On the Road Returns to Greeley

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, returns to Greeley this month with plans to deliver a hands-on lesson in financial literacy and free enterprise to 300 local elementary students over two weeks. This year, AmeriTowne is set up at the Aims Community College Cornerstone Building beginning Thursday, February 7.  For Towne Director, Chris O’Reilly, who grew up in …