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Sponsor Spotlight: Banking for Good

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education exists to provide hands-on experiences in financial literacy to young people.  An important partner in this work is FirstBank, which has supported youth financial literacy since 2005. FirstBank’s supports a the bank at Young AmeriTowne Belmar.  Students can customize their own FirstBank business cards, pass out FirstBank debit card sleeves, count-out FirstBank dollars, write …

Read Liliana’s story, then click to schedule your Colorado Gives Day/Giving Tuesday Gift!

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Click here to schedule your gift for Colorado Gives Day and sponsors will add some matching money to your donation!  $100, 2 kids, or $10 a month. Liliana and Victor are coming to Young AmeriTowne in January. Except their school doesn’t have the money. They need a kind donor (like you?) to foot the bill. It’s just $50 to send Liliana, …

Sponsor Spotlight: Capital One Powers Youth Entrepreneurship

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The YouthBiz program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education encourages young people to think, speak, and act like entrepreneurs. Throughout 2017, proud sponsor Capital One has been a valuable partner in this work, reaching more than 893 students in the first half of the year alone. Thanks to a grant from Capital One, youth participated in numerous programs throughout the …

Sponsor Spotlight: UPS delivers real-world learning

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Have you ever paused to think about how a package lands on your doorstep or how a letter arrives in your mailbox?  The actors behind both of these services are so efficient they are almost invisible.  Yet, they are vital to our community.  Young AmeriTowne makes the invisible visible through the Parcel Service Shop, where youth gain real-world experience delivering …

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning how to use a card, thanks to Vantiv

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides programs that use real life, hands-on experiences for young people to learn about finance.  An important component of these programs is providing opportunities for youth to learn about credit and debit cards, since they are such a staple in today’s economy.  Thanks to Vantiv, each student participating in Young AmeriTowne and International Towne …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Variety at the King Soopers Market

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Almost every shop in Young AmeriTowne provides goods for consumers to buy.  But, one shop exceeds the others in the number of goods for sale: the Market.  Citizens that value variety in their shopping should head straight to the Young AmeriTowne Market, generously supported by proud partner, King Soopers. The Young AmeriTowne Market is a popular destination.  Inside the Market, customers …

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm creates a “neighborhood of good” in Young AmeriTowne

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The first students of the 2017-18 school year participated in Young AmeriTowne this week!  Traveling from Allendale Elementary in Jefferson County, fourth and fifth graders visited AmeriTowe in Belmar on Tuesday, September 5.  The next day, fifth graders from Buffalo Ridge Elementary in Castle Rock spent a day in AmeriTowne in Denver. Before these young people stepped into Towne, they …

Tales from Towne: A Teaching Partnership

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A partnership between Young AmeriTowne and Metro State University of Denver has been developing for several years now. Many students attending MSU Denver to study education are given the opportunity to receive credit hours by taking one day to visit our facility, while fifth grade students are on a field trip to visit our site. Representatives of the Young Americans …

gSchool Partnership Kicks Off Again

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The students at Galvanize‘s “gSchool” are working hard to learn how to code and work with clients.  Some of the toughest clients they may face are the young entrepreneurs from Young Americans.  These business owners, ages 6 to 14, are working hard to grow their businesses, and would love an online presence. Over the next two months, gSchool students and …

Pitches for HOPE

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On November 20th at Montbello High School I was very fortunate to be invited to judge the HOPE Business in a Box pitch Competition.  Ms. Rhonda Albers’ Introduction to Business class had been learning about financial education and entrepreneurship for the past couple of months and the students were prepared to pitch their business idea.  The competitors had two minutes to …