Pitch-ing Perfect

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We were thrilled to host some very promising young entrepreneurs at Young Americans last week. Students from DSST Stapleton and DSST Green Valley Ranch have been participating in a Startup Colorado entrepreneur class over the past two months. The culmination of the class was a pitch by the best businesses from each class. The extra-curricular classes were well attended and …

April: Classes and Celebrations

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April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s always really busy around Young Americans.  We have so  many fun and exciting ways to get involved at our building and to take the lessons home with you.  Although everything is free, many of these events are first-come first-serve, so be sure to register with the links provided.  As always, if you …

Tinker Tailor

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We partnered up with Mindspark again! This time we added circuits and led lights to plush robots to light up their hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day. Executive Director Maia Stone, and instructor Ally Seely came and spent their Saturday at Young Americans teaching this group of bright and curious minds. We not only used conductive paint but also …

Our Branch is Turning One!

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Can you believe it’s been ONE YEAR since we opened our first branch in Far Northeast Denver?  Let’s all come together to celebrate the new accounts, the students reached, and the success of our partners at Z Place. Join us for a community open-house celebration that will feature live music and entertainment, complimentary refreshments and interactive fun and games for all …

Denver Startup Week + Carboard = Virtual Gloves (What?)

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On Tuesday, September 17, four different youth entrepreneur groups brought together more than 60 people to host a competition around design thinking and rapid prototyping.  This youth-focused event during Denver Startup Week was called the Competitive Idea Lab.  It started with a challenge and ended with product.  This is how it happened… Addressing the challenge Young Americans joined forces with …

Announcing the 2013 CYE Winners

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We are so pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs!  For the first time this year we hosted an “Affiliated Category,” which solicited applicants from larger groups, like high schools, scout troops, and non-profit entrepreneurial organizations.  We also selected winners for each of our three age categories.  Those three winners were …

Make Denver Startup Week a Youthful Experience

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September is full of entrepreneurial activities and events!  We’ll jump from our youth business competition awards straight into Denver Startup Week.  There are two fantastic events that are kid-friendly and bound to draw big crowds.  Join us for one or both, but be sure to sign up because these events are popular and will book up quickly. Competitive Idea Lab …

TR, Nic and TED

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What was your first business, and what age were you when you started? Hundreds of people answered that question and others at Saturday’s TEDxMileHigh event at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  Young Americans was one of more than 30 exhibitors connecting with the nearly 2,000 audience members.  We brought along two stellar young entrepreneurs to show the crowd what businesses …

Getting to Play Around

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Schools have finished coming through our programs for the year.  Summer camp hasn’t yet started.  This is the time when we unveil changes to the various programs and upgrade any new shops in Young AmeriTowne and countries in International Towne.  This year, in addition to some basic changes, Young AmeriTowne underwent a massive upgrade — and our staff got to …

Best Taste? Best Time!

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Young entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere!  We hosted nearly a dozen business owners at Young Americans on Saturday, May 18 for the Lemonade Day Denver Best Tasting Contest. Sweet and sour Every year, thousands of young people set up their card tables and pour lemonade for thirsty customers across Denver.  This year, Lemonade Day Denver takes place on Sunday, June …