Meet a Board Member: Debbie Meyers, Bank Strategies, LLC

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Young Americans Bank welcomes a new Board Chair this year!  Debbie Meyers, long-time Board Member of the Young Americans Bank Board of Directors, replaces Jim Steeples who retired from the Board at the end of 2019.  Meyers’ experience and passion will allow her to excel in this role. After earning a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Iowa State …

Resolve to Be Financially Thoughtful This Year

Melissa Englund Donate, Get Involved Leave a Comment

It’s January, and while New Year’s resolutions are top of mind, here’s some thoughts on thoughtful financial planning for your family and for our community’s future. Being wise about money is for every person at every age.  Setting a good example is one of the ways we can pass along values of thrift and giving back to our children, grandchildren, …

Concept of the Month

Concept of the Month: Time, Talent, Treasure

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Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season?  This month, Young Americans Bank has some ideas for how YOU can be a philanthropist!  That’s a big word that means sharing your time, talent, or treasure to make your community a better place.  It’s not as hard as you might think! Time It takes just a moment …

Deliver A Hands-on Lesson in Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day

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Coloradans can give the gift of financial literacy to Colorado’s young people by donating to Young Americans Center for Financial Education on Colorado Gives Day!  Donations give students of every background the opportunity to gain “money smarts for kids and money skills for life” at hands-on real-life programs like Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz for young entrepreneurs, and International Towne. There are …

Graland Students Spark Change

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Depositing $2,785.50 in the bank is exciting no matter how old you are.  And if you’ve worked to collect all of the funds yourself, you might be so excited that you couldn’t possibly sit still! This was the case last Thursday as fourth grade students from Graland Country Day School skipped into Young Americans Bank to make a deposit as …

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Three Easy Ways to Help Kids Give This Holiday Season

Janet Redwine Get Involved, Spark Change, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Kids are very generous.  So many YouthBiz owners donate a portion (or all!) of their profits to help others.  In Young AmeriTowne last year, students donated an average of $2.25 per student–pretty remarkable given that their salary is only $20-$30.  And in Spark Change, students collect change and donate their time, talent, and treasure to a nonprofit.  As giving it …

2019-20 Youth Advisory Board

Meet a Board Member…or two! Introducing our Youth Advisory Board CoChairs

Janet Redwine General, Get Involved Leave a Comment

The Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides a valuable youth perspective to the organization while youth gain experience in leadership, business, and philanthropy.  Each year, two Co-Chairs lead the Board by planning and running meetings, setting annual goals, and checking in regularly with staff.  They also help emcee the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala! …

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Schlessman Family Foundation Creates a Culture of Giving in Young AmeriTowne

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Students from Willow Creek Elementary spent their second-to-last day of fifth grade at an exciting place: Young AmeriTowne!  This experience was even more memorable due to a special philanthropy presentation that included local nonprofits, all thanks to support from Schlessman Family Foundation. Young Americans first collaborated with Schlessman Family Foundation in 2000 to create a philanthropy lesson for Young AmeriTowne.  …

Spark Change leaders from McAuliffe

A Service Day to Remember

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On Friday, April 5, the student leaders of McAuliffe International completed a whole day of service as the culminating activity of Spark Change, a new program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education teaching philanthropy through service learning.  This outstanding group of 6th-8th graders has worked together since the fall researching local nonprofits and leading their school in collecting change …

Meet a Board Member: Brigid McNamara, Youth Advisory Board Co-Chair

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Brigid McNamara, a Junior at George Washington High School, has an impressive resume.  She’s first in her class, and she’s a member of her school’s Varsity Golf Team, National Honors Society, and Speech and Debate Team.  She is a founder and president of the Bye Bye Bully Club, and she’s a member of the Federal Reserve Bank Board.  But what …