Turning the State Red

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This year the Red Cross of Colorado is celebrating its 100th birthday.  Over the past century, the Red Cross of Colorado has helped thousands of individuals and families in times of crisis, and has provided training and support to countless people. At Young Americans, we are always talking about giving back, so we’ve partnered with the Red Cross during the …

Tales From Towne: Donation Station

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In the middle of Young AmeriTowne sits a large setup that is important to all seventeen shops and every citizen. This station does not have hired employees, nor does it sell any products. Yet, it is a crucial element of the town. This station is the donation station. Towne dollars to real dollars Each day at Young AmeriTowne, children may …

An Alumni Perspective

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Kalen Acquisto was a long-time participant in everything Young Americans.  From an early age, she held a bank account and participated in a variety of classes and activities.  As a Program Associate at the El Pomar Foundation, Kalen is expanding her love of philanthropy that started at Young Americans.  Below, in her own words, Kalen shares her passion for Young …

A Unique Bank Transaction

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Meet Remi, Andia, and Brooklyn.  These are not your typical 5th grade girls.  On the ride home from soccer practice, lots of girls would be talking about homework, their friends, and boys.  Instead, driving home these young ladies discussed the devastating floods that impacted thousands of people throughout Colorado.  They decided in the car to create a campaign they dubbed …

Entrepreneur Success: Maia Drugmand, Turtles4Tots

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Maia Drugmand, founder of Turtles4Tots, has done it again! The 11-year-old created her non-profit organization just over a year ago and has been raising money like a pro since then.  She creates magnet turtles from decorated sea shells and sells them for $5 each. In 2012, Maia raised $10,000 to grant wishes to two children with cancer.  Working with Make-a-Wish, …

April Showers Bring…Lots of Financial Activities!

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April is always a busy time around Young Americans. Why?  It’s Financial Literacy Month! Every year we plan dozens of activities, host a variety of classes, and offer presentations in scores of classrooms around Denver.  Here’s a quick run-down of the event highlights you can look forward to during April.  Will you join us for all of them? iPod Shuffle …