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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 ready to start attending, especially our young ones, is sports. Going to an Avs hockey game, cheering on the Colorado Rapids or Mammouth, donning a Nuggets jersey that matches their parents’–these are all moments that stay with a child for life. These moments, however, cost money and require planning. Here …

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What Makes Financial Education Work?

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The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has identified best practices for quality financial education programs. Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s Young AmeriTowne program meets each criteria. The program is loved by kids, teachers, and parents for giving students a hands-on experience in money management and business basics.  Now learn the ingredients that make the Young AmeriTowne program work. …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Helping Students Foster a Culture of Inclusivity

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Initiative is a word that gets tossed around as habitual business acumen – but finding examples of those that consistently “walk the walk” can be elusive. True initiative is actually instigating impact. This means doubling down on ambitious goals and bringing others along with you, which is a perennial mindset of JPMorgan Chase & Co., an anchor supporter of Young …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Janus Henderson Investors Teaches Savings to Young Americans

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Experts estimate that four out of every ten Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency expense.  This pre-pandemic statistic was only exacerbated in the last year as businesses closed their doors and unemployment rates rose.  Young Americans Center for Financial Education and proud supporter Janus Henderson Investors are working together to solve this problem by teaching youth about the importance of …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Transamerica Prepares All Learners for their Financial Future

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Financial strength. These commanding words represent a monumental pillar of focus as we continue to collectively navigate through the global pandemic. For many, looking back on 2020 is taxing. A recent research study found that 59% of Americans say they experienced a financial setback in the past year. Turning the page means recalibrating and reevaluating the best ways to grip …

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Donate Your Tax Refund to Deserving Youth

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Make a difference as you do you taxes this year by donating your Colorado State Tax Refund to Young Americans Center for Financial Education! The Colorado Department of Revenue has offered this “Donate Your Tax Refund to Charity” program for many years, and Young Americans Center is proud to be among the 17 registered nonprofits for a third year.  Through …

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Happy New Year from Young Americans

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Happy New Year from Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education!  We are so excited for the new year and remain committed to our mission of ensuring youth receive the knowledge to become financially self-sufficient, more productive citizens, and active participants in our free enterprise system. I am extremely proud of the Young Americans team for the work that …

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Learned It In AmeriTowne: Everybody Should Do This

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Since Young AmeriTowne began 30 years ago, more than half a million youth have gained a hands-on lesson in free enterprise—a generation of young people.  Ali Mickelson, the Public Affairs Advisor for the Dumb Friends League is fortunate to be among them.  Ali doesn’t remember too many details about her time at Newton Middle School, a Littleton Public School in Centennial, but her …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Xcel Energy Supports Our Community

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Community support is central to Xcel Energy’s DNA, but the events of the last nine months have made it even more so. A long-time partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Xcel Energy has gone above and beyond to help students, families, businesses, and nonprofits weather the storm. According to Xcel’s Chairman and CEO Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy is …