Meet a Mentor: Scott Wylie, First Western

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Every year, the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition pairs three Denver-area business experts with three up-and-coming youth entrepreneurs.  The first mentor we’d like to highlight this year is Scott Wylie, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of First Western. Mr. Wylie has much to offer a budding business person.  He has spent 31 years in the banking and finance industry, founding …

YouthBiz Entrepreneur – Gabe’s Bazaar

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Gabriel “Gabe” Nagel is the successful entrepreneur behind Gabe’s Baazar.  Since starting out four years ago, Gabe has tried out a number of different products before finally creating popular moisturizing massage candles and super bars.  At 13 years old, Gabe’s business analysis and insight is really impressive.  These qualities, along with the success of his business, have led judges to …

Young Americans Center Announces Top Youth Businesses

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has named this year’s top youth businesses in Colorado.  The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 17 at Young Americans Center in Cherry Creek at the Meet the Stars Party. An independent panel of judges evaluated applications of youth, ages 6-21, before selecting this year’s nine finalists: 6-11 years old: HER Design Store – …

Sweet Bee Sisters win Spotlight on YouthBIz Stars

YouthBiz Stars Take their Businesses to the “Next Level”

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If asked to describe a young entrepreneur, you reminisce about buying lemonade from your 8-year-old neighbor last summer.  But Young Americans Center for Financial Education would like you introduce you to an inspiring group of young entrepreneurs, YouthBiz Stars, who have business accomplishments that are impressive even by adult standards. Young Americans has honored the accomplishments of youth entrepreneurs since …

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Meet a Board Member: Andrew Hageman, Co-Chair, Youth Advisory Board

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This month, we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Hageman, a Junior at George Washington High School who just completed his term as Co-Chair of the Youth Advisory Board.  You could say that Andrew grew up at Young Americans Center for Financial Education! After he opened his first savings account at Young Americans Bank, Andrew became fascinated with collecting coins from …

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Lael Larson – YouthBiz Entrepreneur

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Lael Larson is an inspiring 12-year-old business owner who is already leaving her mark on the world!  Her business, Maple & Oak, sells wooden earrings which she designs and creates herself.  Lael has sold projects at the YouthBiz Marketplace, an event held by Young Americans Center for Financial Education which showcases youth entrepreneurs, and she has her own shop on …

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Liam and Owen Lennon – YouthBiz Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs Owen and Liam Lennon, 11-year old twin brothers, will amaze you with their unique business!  Owen makes all-natural bath products and candles which he displays in upcycled, vintage china or crystal dishes.  Liam transforms pennies into keepsake necklaces, bracelets, or keychains to commemorate milestone events.  Both savvy business owners were finalists in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition …

2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Sweet Bee Sisters

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  Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 16-21 Age Category: Sweet Bee Sisters, owned by Lily (age 17), Chloe (age 15), and Sophie (age 13) Warren! Sweet Bee Sisters started with a problem—what to do with leftover beeswax from their parents’ two beehives. The sisters decided to …

2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Lily’s Little Buddies

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 12-15 Age Category: Lily’s Little Buddies, owned by siblings Lily (age 14) and Noal (age 12) Blessing! Lily and Noal prove that anyone can be an entrepreneur—you just need drive and creativity. Lily started making pocket-sized dolls to provide comfort and …

2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Cover Your Collar

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 6-11 Age Category: Cover Your Collar, created by 11-year-old Shae Maiorana! Philanthropy motivated Shae to turn a craft into a business. She started making dog collar covers for a class project three years ago, selling them to neighbors, family and friends. …