Spark Change participants from Peakview Elementary

Peakview Elementary Students Spark Change

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Peakview Elementary School’s Spark Change student leaders gathered Monday afternoon in Centennial to present their completed service project to an organization they cared for deeply, There With Care.  With locations in Denver, Boulder and Redwood City, California, There with Care aids families and children who are facing a critical illness by providing services and support.  The student leaders chose to …

Junior Money Matters Camper

Tales From Towne: An Unforgettable Day Becomes a Week-long Adventure!

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It feels like the first day of the 2017-2018 AmeriTowne year was just last week, so how can it be February already?! The year is flying by, which means that in no time at all, summer will be here! Young Americans Center is already gearing up for summer camps and registration has opened up online. There are so many camps …

Every generation deserves a great financial education. A New Year’s reminder about leaving a legacy

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It’s January, and with all the news on federal income taxes and advice on New Year’s resolutions, here’s some thoughts on thoughtful financial planning for your family and for our community’s future. Being wise about money is for everyone at every age.  Setting a good example is one of the ways we can pass along values of thrift and giving …

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. …

How students sparked change last fall

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It’s the time for giving alright – fifteen schools in the Denver metro area stacked change this holiday season accumulating a grand total of $32,452.46!!! The students in these schools will use the money to complete several service projects in the spring.  But, Inspire Elementary students couldn’t wait until spring; they believed it was important to help out their community …

Students donate at Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Community First Foundation makes it easy for kids to give

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Philanthropy is a central concept to Young Americans. Bill Daniels, the founder of Young Americans Bank, established Daniels Fund, one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region. As a nonprofit, Young Americans Center for Financial Education relies on community support to deliver its hands-on financial literacy programs. Philanthropy plays a large role in the Young AmeriTowne program, too, …

Read Liliana’s story, then click to schedule your Colorado Gives Day/Giving Tuesday Gift!

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Click here to schedule your gift for Colorado Gives Day and sponsors will add some matching money to your donation!  $100, 2 kids, or $10 a month. Liliana and Victor are coming to Young AmeriTowne in January. Except their school doesn’t have the money. They need a kind donor (like you?) to foot the bill. It’s just $50 to send Liliana, …

Youth Spark Change, and you can, too

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This is the time of year we all start cleaning out our closets, emptying our wallets, and finding a place to volunteer and give back. It’s also the perfect time to highlight the newest program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education: Spark Change! Spark Change teaches students the importance of giving back and helping out their community.  Over the …

Doing Your Part

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Every month Young Americans Bank dives into a financial concept to help our customers understand more about money.  During August, we’re looking at philanthropy.  What does it mean to give?  How do you plan your giving?  Get started here with these activities, and then come visit us in Young Americans Bank for more help, feedback, and tips. Time, Talent, Treasure …

Philanthropy in AmeriTowne

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As part of their preparation for Young AmeriTowne, students learn about philanthropy: how to share their time, talents, and treasure with those in need.  Then when they visit AmeriTowne, students have an opportunity to put their learning into practice at the Donation Station.  Towne citizens can donate their individual or business earnings to one of six Colorado nonprofits, and those …