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“When I Grow Up”

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Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship in Mexico In just weekend last November, 25 deserving kids became 25 incredible young entrepreneurs.  Here is their story! A popular tourist destination, San José del Cabo, Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture.  The city boasts elegant hotels and restaurants that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Tourism is the main …

Deliver A Hands-on Lesson in Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day

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Coloradans can give the gift of financial literacy to Colorado’s young people by donating to Young Americans Center for Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day!  Donations give students of every background the opportunity to gain “money smarts for kids and money skills for life” at hands-on real-life programs like Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz for young entrepreneurs, and International Towne. There are …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Life Lessons for Local Coloradoans

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Supporting local education programs is an important initiative for King Soopers.  According to their website, “Last year alone, [King Soopers] provided $34.2 million to support schools and education programs,” including hands-on financial education programs at Young Americans Center.  Today, we’re taking a look back to the beginnings of this relationship to see how King Soopers ensures that young Coloradoans can …

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Building the Best Burger at Burger Biz

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What’s your favorite burger? YouthBiz teamed up with Park Burger restaurants to present this challenge to middle and high school students.  The result?  A lot of learning, thought, and inspiration, and four of the best-tasting burgers judges have ever tasted! Burger Biz began when 22 students met industry experts over the course of a week.  The group met for two …

Lutheran Medical Center in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center Creates Financially Healthy Citizens

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When you think about what it means to have a healthy lifestyle, a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health typically comes to mind.  At Young Americans Center for Financial Education, we believe that “financial” health is also key to living a healthy lifestyle, a belief supported by long-time partner Lutheran Medical Center. A survey reported by CNBC last February notes, …

State Farm supports Young AmeriTowne

Young Americans Center Recognizes State Farm at Annual Gala

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In Young AmeriTowne, students learn about how philanthropy means giving one’s time, talent or treasure to better their community.  Long-time Young Americans Center for Financial Education supporter State Farm has done this and so much more.  To recognize this commitment, State Farm received the Linda Childears Free Enterprise Award at the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala, held Thursday, October …

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Sponsor Spotlight: UPS Volunteers Deliver a Day in Young AmeriTowne

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Preparing for a day in Young AmeriTowne requires effort from students, teachers, and parents. So, there’s nothing worse than doing all of the work and then having your day cancelled due to snow. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened for students at Eagleview Elementary, an Adams 12 school in Thornton. A January snow storm derailed their visit to Young AmeriTowne, …

Meet a Mentor: Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy – Colorado

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Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars, the annual business competition and gala benefitting Young Americans Center for Financial Education is just a few weeks away!  As a result, this month we’re introducing esteemed mentor Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy – Colorado.  Jackson joins a group of distinguished Denver-area business people willing to share their experience and knowledge by mentoring an up-and-coming …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Vectra Bank Teaches Kids that Saving is Important

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When the Federal Reserve published the latest Report on the Economic Well-Being in May, 2019, results indicated that although saving rates in the United States are improving, there is still much work to be done.  In particular, non-white and middle-to-low-income adults reported higher rates of financial distress than surveyed white and middle-to-upper-income adults.  Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle W. Bowman …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JJP Family Foundation Involves All Learners in Experiential Education

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Both anecdotal and research-based evidence suggests that students learn best when they experience a concept for themselves.  The Young AmeriTowne and International Towne programs do just that in the field of financial education.  They allow elementary and middle school students to open their own …