Vantiv Creates Real World Learning

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Young AmeriTowne and International Towne are unique in providing opportunities for young people to learn about finances in a real world setting.  Proud sponsor Vantiv helps to create this real world by providing a practice debit and credit card to every participating student.  Thanks to Vantiv, students don’t just read about cards and credit—they actually experience how plastic works. Vantiv, a …

Young AmeriTowne On The Road Kicks Off in Durango!

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Providing Durango young people with real world skills and career exploration opportunities that will lead to financial independence for individuals and families, and stronger communities. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to announce we are bringing the beloved Young AmeriTowne educational program to Durango this month! For the first time, fifth grade students from seven 9R elementary schools will …

On the Road Diaries: Episode 2

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Last month we started a new series called “On the Road Diaries,” which gives you a behind-the-scenes perspective to our newest program, Young AmeriTowne On the Road.  This traveling, pop-up version of our flagship free enterprise program has been a hit around the state. Most recently we served schools for 19 days in Pueblo, Colorado.  The community was incredibly welcoming …

Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank

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This month our sponsor spotlight is highlighting our partnership with KeyBank.  KeyBank is the sponsor of The Bank at our Young AmeriTowne Headquarters location, and their recent shop revamp ensures an authentic experience for our 5th grade bankers. They will be the presenting sponsors of our second AmeriTowne On the Road, which we hope will be operational in the Denver Metro …

On the Road Diaries: Episode 1

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We’re starting a new blog series this month called “On the Road Diaries”.  Our traveling free enterprise program, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, has been to two locations so far.  After spending 19 days total working with 850 students from across the Front Range, we’ve learned many lessons and had a wonderful time. This new blog series aims at giving you …

On the Road Has Launched!

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It’s official!  Our newest initiative, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, has launched to great success.  You may recall that back in August we showcased our newest mobile, interactive program to our supporters and sponsors.  However, this week was the first time that students had the chance to experience the new setup — and it was a hit! We’ve had five …

Sponsor Spotlight: CoBank

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Tremendous community partners and sponsors that make all of our programs possible.  We’re starting a series called “Sponsor Spotlight” that will highlight how these sponsors are making an impact in communities – and especially with Young Americans. Getting to know: CoBank Although CoBank is one of the top 25 largest banks in the U.S. and has been named one of the “World’s 50 …

Young AmeriTowne On the Road

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On Tuesday, August 12, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation. Though the event was Tuesday, our staff was already hard at work setting up the highlight of our town, “Young AmeriTowne On the Road,” on Monday, the day before.  I was lucky enough to be part of …

Leadership Luncheon: The Launch

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This past Tuesday, our Leadership Luncheon took place at the Hyatt in downtown Denver — after months of hard work and preparation.  It was wonderful to be a part of everything and to see the event happen to smoothly. Unveiling On the Road Our staff spent all day Monday setting up our newest initiative, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, to …