From concept to design!

Michelle Macy Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

From concept to design to twenty five years later, Young Ameritowne has come a long way. This year celebrates Young Ameritowne’s 25 year anniversary! What started as an idea for a summer camp all those years ago has blossomed into what we have today. Young Ameritowne is bigger and brighter than ever, with new shop sponsors and new colors in …

Tales from Towne: International Towne Dilemma Summit

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One of the main lessons of International Towne is interdependence. International Towne presents a world of sixteen countries divided into four fictitious regions; MidAfri, EuRussia, PacAsia and Amerilat. Each country has a unique purpose in the economy and students learn how their actions, individually and as a country, impact the overall economy. The day starts with a trade simulation in …

Tales from Towne: The Investment Company

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How early is it to begin discussing investing with children? As soon as a child demonstrates curiosity about investing, they may be ready to learn some basics. Many kids are hungry to learn about investing and are eager to watch their dollars grow. You can plant a seed as soon as they inquire. Investment Company The Investment Company is one …

Reflections on the Year

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This past year was tremendous for Young Americans Center. It may have gone by in the blink of an eye or seemed like a whirlwind at times. Yet, in retrospect, it was profoundly successful. There were first time events that premiered, annual events that thrived, and many plans that had been put in place years ago came into fruition. Some …

Tales from Towne: Welcome Back International Towne

Susan Stenhaug International Towne Leave a Comment

Hola!  Konnichiwa!  Privyet!  Shalom!  As students, carrying ceremonial flames  and flags representing their countries for the day, stand proudly in front of their peers to present greetings in their “native language” during an Olympic themed opening ceremony, I can’t help but wonder who these kids are going to be when they grow up.  As sixth or seventh graders, many of …

Tales from Towne: A Teaching Partnership

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A partnership between Young AmeriTowne and Metro State University of Denver has been developing for several years now. Many students attending MSU Denver to study education are given the opportunity to receive credit hours by taking one day to visit our facility, while fifth grade students are on a field trip to visit our site. Representatives of the Young Americans …

Tales from Towne: Credit or Debit?

Susan Stenhaug International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

The financial world we live in today has changed a lot for consumers in the past ten years.  We have new tools to make payments such as Paypal or Venmo.  We shop online.  We rarely write checks anymore.  Small businesses accommodate the consumer with card swipe attachments to cell phones and tablets because people are more likely to carry a …