Patty Salazar and Rich Martinez with AmeriTowne students from Black Forest Elementary.

AmeriTowne Students meet Government Official

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Young AmeriTowne citizens from Black Forest Hills Elementary, a Cherry Creek School, met Patty Salazar last Friday.  Ms. Salazar is the State Bank and Financial Services Commissioner who works for the Department of Regulatory Agencies or DORA. Addressing the students, Ms. Salazar said that her job is to make sure that banks and credit unions in the state follow the law because, …

Learning Much More than Business in YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camp

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For many, Spring Break is a time to travel to the beach or go to Disneyland.  But instead, for some aspiring youth entrepreneurs in Denver, Spring Break meant starting a business! From Tuesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 31, YouthBiz teamed up with three Denver Public Libraries to host mini-spring break camps: Pauline Robinson, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez, and Blair-Caldwell.  The youth …

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Denver Post Provides Real Journalism Experience

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is all about hands-on real-life learning.  In the Young AmeriTowne Newspaper shops in Denver and Belmar, long-time partner The Denver Post ensures this learning is as real as it can get! Students working at the Newspaper they create a four-page paper every day.  The Editor works with the Ad Agents to design the layout …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Gateway challenges students to build a vibrant community

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Why is community important? Through Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise, fifth graders discover that communities provide resources and support for individuals and families.  Plus, they realize that they can impact their community in a positive way.  A valuable partner in this work at Young AmeriTowne in Belmar is proud sponsor Alameda Gateway. By the time students step …

Meet a Board Member: Rich Jennings, Senior Vice President / Mountain West Region, Comcast

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This month, Young Americans would like to introduce you to Rich Jennings, a long-time Center Board Member and advocate of youth financial literacy.  As Senior Vice President of the Mountain West Region at Comcast, Rich oversees all operations for Colorado and New Mexico, serving more than 2.1 million customers and 3,200 employees every day.  Serving Young Americans since 2006, Rich …

AmeriTowne volunteers from Fidelity

Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity gives time, talent, and treasure

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As part of their preparation for Young AmeriTowne, students learn that philanthropy means giving one’s time, talent, or treasure to help the public good.  When they become citizens of Young AmeriTowne, students can put this learning into action by donating their personal or business profits to the Donation Station! Volunteers from Fidelity Investments in Colorado helped to reinforce this concept …

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Companies Foundation Supports Colorado’s Youngest Entrepreneurs

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YouthBiz entrepreneurship programming at Young Americans Center has experienced exponential growth over the last year.  In 2017, 1,701 young people participated in YouthBiz programming or events, compared to just 127 participants in 2015.  Partnerships with corporations and foundations have powered this growth, including proud sponsor Amica Companies Foundation which believes strongly in our mission to advance the social and economic …

Meet a Board Member: Erin Passan, Janus Henderson Investors

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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 Young Americans Center Board Member, Erin Passan. Ms. Passan is Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications and Content for …

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Young AmeriTowne On the Road Greeley: The Perfect Way to Learn

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Students from Hygiene Elementary in Loveland were in for a real treat last week.  When they visited Young AmeriTowne On the Road, there was not one, but two Mayors there to greet them: Greeley Mayor John Gates and Young AmeriTowne Mayor, 14-year-old Aiden Wilson. AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, is a portable version of the flagship Young AmeriTowne …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Colorado Garden Foundation brings nature to Young AmeriTowne

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The best kind of learning comes from real-world experience, which is why Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with Colorado Garden Foundation to bring the outdoors inside Young AmeriTowne.  Thanks to a Foundation grant, AmeriTowne in Denver and Belmar each have three enormous planters filled with green and flowering plants all year long. Since its beginnings, Colorado Garden …