AmeriTowne Mayor and Judge

Sponsor Spotlight: Real-life experience in democracy thanks to Janus Henderson Investors

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As a provider of blended-learning programs, Young Americans Center delivers hands-on experiences for young people.  Research increasingly demonstrates that such programs increase student motivation to learn while facilitating a deeper level of understanding (Association for Experiential Education).  It’s a win-win for both teachers and students!  Thanks to Janus Henderson Investors, students participating in Young AmeriTowne gain hands-on experience in civics and …

Living Local segment

Fox 21 Living Local: AmeriTowne teaches elementary schoolers how to spend and save wisely

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February 1, Colorado Springs, Fox 21 in Colorado Springs invited AmeriTowne On the Road Director Susan Stenhaug and local presenting sponsor Legacy Bank‘s Rebecca Diaz on its new show Living Local.  Susan and Rebecca discussed the program’s recent visit to Pueblo, where it taught 253 youth about spending and saving in a fun, hands-on way. Watch the video on Fox 21’s …

International Towne Passport

Sponsor Spotlight: AAA Colorado Introduces Students to World Travel

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Young Americans Center’s International Towne program provides a hands-on experience in global economics, and so much more!  Every year, nearly 11,000 middle school students get a taste of world travel in just one day.  A proud partner in this work is AAA Colorado, which presents each student with a passport for traveling throughout International Towne. An objective of International Towne …

AmeriTowne On the Road set up at Pueblo Community College

Back from Pueblo: AmeriTowne On the Road

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, wrapped up its last session in Pueblo yesterday!  The two-week visit was a great success, teaching 253 students financial literacy in a fun, hands-on way. AmeriTowne On the Road has stopped in Pueblo every year since the program began in 2014.  This tradition is particularly meaningful to Towne Director Chris O’Reilly, who …

Youth Advisory Board at The Denver Post

The Youth Advisory Board Tours The Denver Post

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The Youth Advisory Board switched things up for their January meeting by taking a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of The Denver Post.  A long-time partner of Young Americans, The Denver Post supports the Newspaper Shop at Young AmeriTowne in Denver and Belmar.  In return, Young Americans has an advertising trade agreement with The Denver Post. The tour began in the paper …

King Soopers Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Plan

Sponsor Spotlight: King Soopers Announces Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Plan

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is fortunate to have many partners that are doing good in the community.  This week, we’d like to highlight our proud sponsor King Soopers who, in addition to supporting hands-on financial education for youth, has also committed to a national effort aimed at ending hunger and eliminating waste across the Kroger Company by 2025. …

Meet a Board Member: Susie Roh, U.S. Bank

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Young Americans has two Boards of Directors which determine the strategic direction for the overall organization, approve and monitor policies and operating plans, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.  This month we’d like to introduce you to a new Young Americans Center Board Member, Susie Roh. Susie began her career in the banking and financial services industry in 2008. …

A Finance Minister in the UK determines whether a country has a positive or negative balance of payments.

Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Inspires World Citizens

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Did you ever think that the perfect job to have “when you grow up” would be to travel the world? Thanks to Eide Bailly, proud partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s International Towne program, middle school students don’t have to wait until they are adults to get a taste of what foreign countries have to offer.  International Towne’s …

Mayor Adam Paul receives an Accounting lesson in Young AmeriTowne Belmar

Sponsor Spotlight: City of Lakewood’s Youth View

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This week, Young Americans Center for Financial Education shines a spotlight on an initiative by proud partner City of Lakewood that really resonates with us: Mayor Adam Paul’s Youth Initiative.  Young Americans applauds this movement—what an impactful way to encourage youth participation and investment in their community. Throughout the year, the City of Lakewood has been collecting thoughts from Lakewood …

Sponsor Spotlight: Details matter for Young Americans and Children’s Hospital

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Step foot into the 176 square-foot Medical Center in Young AmeriTowne Denver, and you’ll quickly realize that details matter!  From the business card holders that replicate radio flyer wagons to the colorful, kid-friendly reference books on the shelves, proud sponsor Children’s Hospital Colorado ensures that this shop is just like a real hospital. The first step of the health-care process in …