Sponsor Spotlight: Western Union helps better financial education

Janet Redwine International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

A basic introduction to financial literacy tools and preparing young people to be ready to enter the workforce helps students to be financially responsible adults.  For children growing up in poverty, however, exposure to these concepts is particularly difficult. Young Americans Center strives to overcome this gap by delivering youth financial education to students regardless of background.  A generous partner …

City of Lakewood and AmeriTowne are full of possibilities

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When 5th graders enter Young AmeriTowne Belmar, they are immediately greeted with a message: The City of Lakewood welcomes you to Young AmeriTowne!  This welcoming spirit has existed ever since Young AmeriTowne opened in Belmar.  Because the City of Lakewood has been such a valuable community partner, we want to shine a spotlight on the important work we’ve accomplished together. …

Tales from Towne – A Teacher’s Story

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We recently received this note from a teacher, which illustrates the power of the Young AmeriTowne program: We had a student from a rough background. His life goal was to move to New York and live as a homeless man under a bridge (honest!).  [At AmeriTowne] he learned how to fill out a job application, gave an awesome interview, and was Employee …

What’s New in Towne?

Michelle Macy International Towne, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

This school year has gotten off to an amazing start with students coming from all over the state to participate in our programs, and we have had a few that have just shined. Recently in Young AmeriTowne one of the Bank Presidents created his own “Customer Satisfaction Survey” with questions like “Would you come back?” and “How long was your …

State Farm Supports Deserving Students

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As the new school year begins, staff at Young Americans Center busily prepares for the arrival of over 36,000 students to Young AmeriTowne and International Towne!  While we ready our Townes, hundreds of educators from across the Denver Metro Area are teaching students all of the background information they need to know to have a successful day. When school groups …

Tales from the Towne: Foam!

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There are many products in Young AmeriTowne that kids get SO excited about during the towne tour. The Fitness Center is excited to debut a brand new product! Now for sale are stress balls, gliders, poppers and brand new FOAM FINGERS! These are great for any sports fan out there. They come in several different colors and every says “We’re …

Colorado Garden Foundation ‘Greening Up Towne’

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Each day nearly a hundred students enter Young AmeriTowne greeted by beautiful planters filled with locally grown flowers and plants. Thanks to the Colorado Garden Foundation, Young Americans Center for Financial Education has received a three-year $45,000 sponsorship which supports the Parks and Recreation Director of Young AmeriTowne, planters, plants and supplies to enhance the student experience year-round. In addition …

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 …

Tales from Towne: Perlmutter Celebrates Financial Literacy Month with Young AmeriTowne Opening Ceremonies

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In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) participated in a Young AmeriTowne Opening Ceremony. Young AmeriTowne is an educational program offered to 4th and 5th grade teachers to help teach students about business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. The Opening Ceremonies is a ribbon-cutting ceremony and swearing-in of elected student government …

Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Hospital Colorado equipping youth with real-life medical experiences

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Outfitted with lab coats, child-sized scrubs and stethoscopes, the students working in the Children’s Hospital Colorado sponsored Medical Center feel the part while working hard to tackle a number of “sicknesses” plaguing the Young AmeriTowne population. The accountant quickly gets to work paying off the bills, because the earlier they finish, the sooner they can begin moonlighting as a medical …