Sponsor Spotlight: CoBiz ensures that all students can access AmeriTowne

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On a recent day in Young AmeriTowne, 10-year-old Ricardo* was having the time of his life.  You couldn’t walk past the Market without hearing him call out to customers, and he had a huge smile on his face as he helped customers pay for their products at the cash register.  Ricardo and his fellow classmates participated in this beloved program …

Press Release: Returning to our Roots: AmeriTowne On the Road makes fifth trip to Pueblo

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January 16, Denver– Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented by CoBank, returns to Pueblo this month, bringing hands-on learning to 4th and 5th grade students for a fifth straight year. Catering to smaller classes and communities like those found in and near Pueblo, AmeriTowne On the Road will serve an estimated 275 Pueblo-area students. The program will be housed at Pueblo Community …

Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Hospital Colorado provides real career experience

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In Young AmeriTowne, students get their first taste of what being an adult is like.  The Medical Center is no exception, and thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado, students working in Young AmeriTowne Denver and AmeriTowne On the Road gain real-world experience in the medical field! Young AmeriTowne lessons begin in the classroom, where students work together in business teams to …

Sponsor Spotlight: Worldpay teaches kids credit vs. debit

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Do you know the difference between a debit and a credit card?  A surprising number of young adults don’t. According to a 2016 study done by LendEdu, 43% of college students couldn’t explain at least one difference between a debit and credit card.  Although the survey was small, only 455 students, that’s still a high number. Thanks to Worldpay, formerly …

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 …

AmeriTowne Citizens Give Time, Talent, and Treasure

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Young AmeriTowne provides students with real-life experience in spending, saving, and sharing their money.  This learning was reinforced with four different presentations in the last two weeks, where students donated real dollars to Colorado nonprofits. As part of the curriculum delivered at school, students learn about what philanthropy is and why it is important.  They learn that philanthropy helps provide needed …

Alpine Bank supports AmeriTowne Across Colorado

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When Young AmeriTowne goes On the Road to communities like Durango and Grand Junction, we rely on community support to make the program possible.  For the last four years, a valuable partner in this work has been Alpine Bank. According to its website, Alpine Bank’s commitment to community investment began with the opening of its first branch in Carbondale in …

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning eCommerce thanks to Colorado Container Corporation

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  Young AmeriTowne provides a real-life learning experience for students throughout Colorado.  Thanks to the Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation, part of this experience includes ecommerce—students can purchase a cardboard briefcase “online” that will be delivered to them in their shop. One of the most popular items to buy in Young AmeriTowne, briefcases are generously donated to Young Americans Center …

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Tales from Towne: Life Skills for All Types of Learners

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Students from Fletcher Miller School attended Young AmeriTowne On the Road last week, an experience that helped significantly impacted students work towards their unique goals. Fletcher Miller School, a Jefferson County Public School in Lakewood, Colorado, has been working with significantly impacted youth since 1963.  According to its website, the school’s mission is to “provide access to a high-quality education…that …