Make it 'Appen Pitch Presentation

Business and Technology Intersect at YouthBiz Make it Appen Camp

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There’s no shortage of technology summer camps for kids in the Denver metro area, but one camp stands out among the plethora of options: YouthBiz Make it ‘Appen Summer Camp at Young Americans Center. In this week-long day camp, youth code their own app, plus they use this app as the basis for a business plan! The idea behind the camp …

Business sale at RYOB Camp

Sponsor Spotlight: iHeart Media provides hands-on, real world experiences

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Campers in Running Your Own Business camp enjoyed an extra treat on their final day of camp last Friday: a visit from 106.7 The Bull’s Chelsea Thomas! Running Your Own Business summer camp teaches the basics of business to third and fourth grade students. Campers learn about marketing and pricing, they learn how to create a business budget, they manufacture products, …

Young AmeriTowne 2 ballot box

Tales from Towne: Real Election Experience

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“Our vote is our voice.  Our vote is our choice.” –Caroline Bennet, daughter of Senator Michael Bennet There are two elected positions in Young AmeriTowne: Mayor and Judge.  And for campers participating in Young AmeriTowne 2 summer camp last week, the election of these two students provided real-world experience in elections, campaigning, and politics. By Wednesday, students had already participated …

YouthBiz College for Kids campers

Opportunities Abound at College for Kids

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This summer, 200 fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-graders are going to college by participating in the College for Kids program.  Held at three Aims Community College campuses in Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Lupton, College For Kids provides hands-on educational experiences in sports, art, STEM, and even entrepreneurship through YouthBiz. The first week of camp occurred at the Greeley campus where …

Summer Camp Bank Deposit

Looking for 37 Donor Friends!

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If you were 10 years old, and your family had no money for “extras,” what would be the best news ever? How about a scholarship to the summer camp of your dreams! For 37 deserving students, the answer is “Yes! There’s a place for you at Jr. Money Matters, Girls Can, International Towne, …” In fact, every camp, from the brand …

Colorado and Company: Leila’s Essential Care

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Leila Hollis is just 12, but she’s already started three businesses!  Her latest enterprise is “Leila’s Essential Care” which sells sugar scrubs and foot balms.  This business combines Leila’s love of creating things and her desire to earn extra spending money.  Plus, Leila won top honors at YouthBiz Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education last summer! Watch Leila’s …

Tales from Towne: End of Summer Review

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With warm weather and plenty of sunshine all around us, it’s hard to believe that summer is quickly coming to an end!  The end of summer means that Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s FUNancial Summer Camps are now complete as well.  With a total of 1,035 participants this year, we have lots of stories and memories to share.  Here …

Leaving a Legacy: Summer Camp Draws Youth from Outside Colorado

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“There’s not a lot of things you can give your grandchildren.  An education is one.” Grandmother Denese Ellis read about Young Americans Center for Financial Education summer camps last summer in the Wall Street Journal.  She lives in Pittsburgh, near her daughter, son-in-law, and only grandchild Grace, and she thought, “I think Grace would really enjoy this camp.”  Knowing that …

Campers at RYOB Summer Camp

Second Generation Summer Camper

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For the past 28 years, Young Americans Center for Financial Education has offered Summer Camps to help youth learn about basic financial literacy topics in a fun, hands-on way.  This summer, Sarah Daly is sending her stepdaughter to camp for the second time—Amy enjoyed Junior Money Matters Camp so much last summer that she’s coming back for more! Sarah has been …