Sponsor Spotlight: Fun Services provides real-life shopping experience

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Year after year, students and teachers agree that Young AmeriTowne is both valuable and fun because kids get to be an adult for a day.  Today, we’d like to highlight proud sponsor Fun Services, a local Colorado company, that plays a big role in providing this real-life experience for thousands of young people every year. In order for student participants …

Sponsor Spotlight: Xcel Energy Foundation delivers a hands-on lesson in math and business

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This week, Young Americans is shining a spotlight on a long-time supporter of Young AmeriTowne that powers hands-on learning: Xcel Energy Foundation.  Thanks to Xcel Energy Foundation, students gain real-world experience in math and business while they run their own town for a day. Numerous studies demonstrate the effectiveness of experiential education in teaching financial education. Researches have found that experiential …

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm® is Here to help life go right.®

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (YAC) could not exist without the support of our community. This week we’d like to highlight the unique partnership between State Farm and the students who learn hands-on financial literacy in Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and YouthBiz. State Farm’s support of YAC’s Send-a-School initiative helps build a Colorado where every student, regardless of background, knows …

Sponsor Spotlight –Jack and Judy Pottle and family support a generation of learning

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The reach of Young Americans is impressive—more than 67,000 young people participate in Young Americans Bank or a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education every year.  But this reach is even more exciting for those who played a part in the founding of Young Americans, built programs for youth through the first years, and who continue to make …

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Honored Retiring President Nancy McCallin in Young AmeriTowne

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Community members, friends, Board Members, and many others gathered in Young AmeriTowne last April to honor Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, former President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Young AmeriTowne served as a perfect backdrop for the event as five Colorado community colleges team-up every year to support this hands-on lesson in free enterprise.  Thanks to Arapahoe Community College, …

Meet a Mentor: Scott Wylie, First Western

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business experts with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we’d like to highlight this year is Scott Wylie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of First Western. Mr. Wylie has much to offer a budding business person.  He has spent 31 years in the banking and finance industry, founding …

Meet a Board Member: Heather White, Vectra Bank

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is fortunate to have a knowledgable and dedicated Board of Directors.  This month, meet Board Member Heather White, Executive Vice President and Community Banking Director for Vectra Bank Colorado.  Heather is responsible for all personnel in Vectra’s 37 retail branches and leads teams in business development, business banking and the client service team.  She …

Sponsor Spotlight: Shop from YouthBiz Entrepreneurs at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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There’s a brand-new space for makers at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to be a part of it!  The District Shops showcase artwork, products, and services from local artisans and small business owners. Within this unique space, you’ll also find products from four YouthBiz entrepreneurs.  Brenden Coney, age 17, started Elevations Creations when …

Sponsor Spotlight: Eide Bailly Provides Real-World Accounting Experience in Young AmeriTowne

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Some of the most important people in Young AmeriTowne are the Accountants—students who manage the finances of each shop.  Typically, there are 17 Accountants working each day.  Thanks to proud sponsor Eide Bailly, they get a taste of what being a real Accountant is like! The first accounting lesson for these students takes place at school.  They learn how to …