King Soopers Hats in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Learn Adaptability Thanks to King Soopers

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When businesses across the Denver metro area shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, grocery stores did not.  They continued to provide essential products to customers while adapting to a new normal. The Denver Business Journal recently announced that one such retailer, King Soopers, had the largest market share of local consumer spending on groceries this year.  This caught our attention as King Soopers is this same grocery store that provides …

Young AmeriTowne Student Workbook

Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm is on a mission to help people

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With a belief that education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities and that all youth deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential, State Farm’s support of hands-on learning at Young American Center couldn’t be more relevant and instrumental. State Farm supports programs that provide today’s youth with the tools and resources which help them achieve life …

AmeriTowne Belmar Lutheran Medical Center

Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center provides lessons in business, compassion, and excellence

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As the world continues navigating the challenges and new norms established by the global pandemic, common conditions of life and community can feel uncertain. It takes incredible leadership and selflessness to weather the storm and ensure that all of our community participants are properly cared for. We can’t think of a better example of compassion and excellence in service than …

Students working in the Investment Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Filling the Investment Knowledge Gap with Cambiar Investors

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Here at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, teaching youth about long-term savings and investments is an important goal. Cambiar Investors—Young AmeriTowne Investment Shop sponsor and longtime supporter of the Center since 2007 – has shared this goal with us for over a decade.  In the world of financial literacy, investing knowledge is extremely important. According to a 2018 FINRA …

Sponsor Spotlight: Alameda Connects Grows the Hometown Heroes of Tomorrow

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Now more than ever, people and groups are stepping up to care for their communities, such as a Lakewood woman who hand sewed 500 masks and gave them for free or the thousands of front-line workers tirelessly working to help their neighbors and beyond. When we reflect on these hometown heroes, we see that those individuals are actively creating the …

Schomp Parts & Service Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Real-World Learning in the Schomp Parts & Service Shop

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Today was a busy day in the Young AmeriTowne Parts and Service Shop named, “You Break It Me Fix It.”  Employees performed maintenance for vehicles in Towne and sold lollipops and sunglasses to their customers.  If it weren’t for the size of the shop and the age of the workers, who are all fifth graders at Aurora Academy, you would …

Sponsor Spotlight: Shop from YouthBiz Entrepreneurs at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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There’s a brand-new space for makers at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to be a part of it!  The District Shops showcase artwork, products, and services from local artisans and small business owners. Within this unique space, you’ll also find products from four YouthBiz entrepreneurs.  Brenden Coney, age 17, started Elevations Creations when …

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 …

Investment Company Advisor

Sponsor Spotlight: Cambiar helps answer, “What is Investing Anyway?”

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education strives to teach youth about how to responsibly manage their finances.  Part of this lesson involves the concept of investing, a topic that parents and teachers often shy away from due to their own misunderstandings or lack of knowledge about this subject.  The Young AmeriTowne program, in partnership with Cambiar Investors, simplifies investing into …

“i’m lovin’ it” – Why Young Americans loves McDonalds

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Can you imagine a world without the Big Mac? Or Chicken McNuggets? Or Happy Meals? Luckily, back in 1954, a man named Ray Kroc discovered a small burger restaurant in California, and wrote the first page of McDonald’s history. From that humble start as a small restaurant, McDonald’s has become one of the world’s leading foodservice retailers with more than …