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Beat from the Branch: Young Americans Bank Belmar Opening Saturday, December 9!

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Have you heard what’s been happening at Young Americans Bank these days? In case you haven’t, let me fill you in!  We all know that Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world designed especially for kids, is a great place for today’s youth to establish a bank account and learn more about the fundamentals of basic banking. But, …

Make Denver Startup Week a Youthful Experience

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September is full of entrepreneurial activities and events!  We’ll jump from our youth business competition awards straight into Denver Startup Week.  There are two fantastic events that are kid-friendly and bound to draw big crowds.  Join us for one or both, but be sure to sign up because these events are popular and will book up quickly. Competitive Idea Lab …

Finally! The Finalists

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Every year we scour Colorado for the best youth businesses. We find youth who own a lawn mowing business, sell lemonade, make greeting cards, or run any other type of business, select the top businesses, and award those entrepreneurs with cash prizes and mentoring. Our panel of business and education judges has reviewed all the entries and selected the finalists. …

Entrepreneur Success: Supporting One Another

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This is a guest post by Nyla Higgs, a 10-year-old owner of Aahhh 2 J’s Lemonade, and bank customer.  Read below how she is growing her business while supporting the businesses of other young entrepreneurs. For my 10th birthday party I wanted to go to Sweet and Sassy. There they do your hair and your nails and you get to …

Goodbye Youth Board!

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The 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Board just wrapped up their term, and what a year it was!  These 13 teens joined the board in August and participated in a wide variety of events, connected as friends, learned about banking and nonprofits, and much more. More than 35 applicants applied for the 11 open positions last fall.  After completing an application, each …

Getting to Play Around

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Schools have finished coming through our programs for the year.  Summer camp hasn’t yet started.  This is the time when we unveil changes to the various programs and upgrade any new shops in Young AmeriTowne and countries in International Towne.  This year, in addition to some basic changes, Young AmeriTowne underwent a massive upgrade — and our staff got to …

Friday Fest Fun

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Last week, Young Americans hosted “Friday Fest”, a free event open to the community to wrap up the school year and kick off summer. We held this unique event on the Evie Dennis Campus with our bank branch.  It was a hit! Smashing success SOAR Elementary School was release first, just after 1:00 p.m.  Scores of activities and concessions greeted …

Friday Fest Is Coming!

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The snow has melted.  Flowers are popping up.  We’re (hopefully) put away our winter coats for good.  And school is coming to an end for the year! To celebrate the end of the school year and kick off summer in a fun fashion, we’re hosting “Friday Fest,” a free party at our branch for the whole family. You’re invited… …to …

A Class for Not-So-Young Americans

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Young Americans has a new initiative – aimed at “Not-So-Young” Americans — parents! We recognize that parents are a crucial part of the community that teaches youth to be financially responsible.  That’s why we’ve recently started to offer a series of parent classes throughout Denver. In partnership with Great-West Great Teachers, a program of Great-West Life, Young Americans is encouraging …

Why Are We Standing Outside for Hours in January?

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Have you seen us out in the community lately?  We’ve been all over the place, meeting with people and telling them all about our new branch coming on January 18.  For the past four weeks, we have set up tables throughout Denver to hand out piggy banks, wallets, invitations and candy, to everyone we can talk to.  We’ve been at …