Community First Foundation – Teaching Colorado Kids to Give Where They Live

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Community First Foundation, organizer of Colorado Gives Day which takes place this year on December 8th, has been a sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education since 2005 when the Center opened it Lakewood location. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation’s leadership support for the Center’s flagship program, Young AmeriTowne (a hands-on, experiential learning program in financial literacy for 5th graders) has directly impacted 151,814 elementary students.   Through its support, Community First Foundation helps deliver the …

King Soopers Hats in Young AmeriTowne

Sponsor Spotlight: Students Learn Adaptability Thanks to King Soopers

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When businesses across the Denver metro area shut down due to COVID-19 last spring, grocery stores did not.  They continued to provide essential products to customers while adapting to a new normal. The Denver Business Journal recently announced that one such retailer, King Soopers, had the largest market share of local consumer spending on groceries this year.  This caught our attention as King Soopers is this same grocery store that provides …

Young Americans COVID-19 Updates

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Thank you for your support of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank.  As the safety and health of our customers and constituents is our top priority, we are doing our part to follow guidelines set forth by health and school district officials.  Please know we are taking precautions, outlined here, to help us all stay healthy. …

AmeriTowne Belmar Lutheran Medical Center

Sponsor Spotlight: Lutheran Medical Center provides lessons in business, compassion, and excellence

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As the world continues navigating the challenges and new norms established by the global pandemic, common conditions of life and community can feel uncertain. It takes incredible leadership and selflessness to weather the storm and ensure that all of our community participants are properly cared for. We can’t think of a better example of compassion and excellence in service than …

Colorado Container Corporation sign

Sponsor Spotlight: Learning About an Honest Day’s Work with Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation

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The shops in Young AmeriTowne are selected to best represent a real-life, functioning economy. The shops include a grocery store, TV station, a bank, local government, hospital center, and a student favorite – the Container Shop. Representing the manufacturing sector, the Container Shop has been perennial favorite in helping students understand the many rich roles available to them in today’s …

Transactions at the Young AmeriTowne Bank

Sponsor Spotlight: Closing the Opportunity Gap with the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) and its supporters believe high-quality, proven programs in financial education should be available to ALL youth, regardless of socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, several barriers, particularly cost, preclude schools serving low-income Colorado youth from enrolling in the Young AmeriTowne or International Towne program. This is where Send-a-School comes in.  Established in 2004, this initiative, which …

Young AmeriTowne

“I Wish I Had This Growing Up”

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Daniels Scholar Interns Share Their Summer with Young Americans Center As four Daniels Scholar interns join the staff at Young Americans Center for Financial Education this summer, we couldn’t be more thrilled.  These four individuals help deliver a hands-on lesson in financial education in a professional, fun, and accessible way! Michelle Lopez, age 20, is a Finance and Journalism major …

Students working in the Investment Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Filling the Investment Knowledge Gap with Cambiar Investors

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Here at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, teaching youth about long-term savings and investments is an important goal. Cambiar Investors—Young AmeriTowne Investment Shop sponsor and longtime supporter of the Center since 2007 – has shared this goal with us for over a decade.  In the world of financial literacy, investing knowledge is extremely important. According to a 2018 FINRA …

AmeriTowne Kroenke Sports Venue Shop

Sponsor Spotlight: Kroenke Sports Charities Help Youth Understand the Value of Fun

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Sports. The activity and entertainment so many of us are anxiously awaiting to return, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money. Here at Young AmeriTowne, students learn …

Young AmeriTowne Bank Teller

Aegon Transamerica Foundation’s Continued Commitment to Community Well-Being

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As states all over the country reel with the ripple effects of the current pandemic, the talk and planning of budget cuts is already proceeding.  School districts, especially, are feeling the brunt of school closures and the “what ifs” for the coming school year.  With Colorado school districts looking to trim millions of dollars from the budget, financial aid programs …