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Tales from Towne: Help Your Students Run Successful AmeriTowne Businesses

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Young AmeriTowne is a very fun and exciting place to be! It is an excellent way for students to learn about the free enterprise system, and it’s a place where students get to apply lessons they learned in school to real-life situations in a simulated Towne. AmeriTowne has 9-17 different businesses, also called shops, and there are different things that …

Ryder and Amelia at Colorado and Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Ryder Matz, Owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC

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When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education that he loved, encouraging him …

International Towne Students in Singapore

Sponsor Spotlight: Bank of the West Helps Students Understand Importance of Culture in Global Economics

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Founder and CEO of Techstars, David Brown recently wrote an article titled, “Why Understanding Culture Is Important to Doing Business Around the World” (Inc.com).  Within this article, Brown argues that future businesspeople will make a better impression if they understand the cultures they interact with and travel to as their companies expand around the world.  He goes over five areas …

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Life Skills in Northern Colorado

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The signature AmeriTowne On the Road program visits Greeley for the next two weeks, serving 550 students from throughout the northern Colorado region.  Special guests, including the Mayor of Greeley and representatives from local Presenting Sponsor Community Banks of Colorado, helped kick-off this visit by welcoming students from Ann K. Heiman Elementary on Wednesday, February 5. Mirroring the beloved Young …

I Learned it in Young AmeriTowne: JD Schneider, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

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  Young AmeriTowne turns 30 years old this year!  More than half a million youth have gained a hands-on lesson in free enterprise—a generation of young people.  To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re highlighting local business leaders who participated in AmeriTowne when they were kids.  Today, meet JD Schneider, Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and former Bank President in AmeriTowne. …

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The Best Day in AmeriTowne: On the Road visits Pueblo

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As AmeriTowne On the Road wrapped up in Pueblo this week, a fun celebration was in order.  Students from Desert Sage Elementary participated in a special Towne Opening Ceremony in conjunction with local presenting sponsor Legacy Bank Colorado! On Wednesday, January 22, special guests Rich Martinez, President and CEO of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, and Rebecca Diaz, Vice …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Top Executives are True Financial Education Visionaries

Amy Harvey Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in youth financial literacy since 2001.  Since that time, more than 383,591 students have participated in hands-on programs that provide “money smarts for life.”  In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this mission by providing staff volunteers to work with students in Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and YouthBiz.  KeyBank’s dedication …

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Out of the Classroom and Into the Real World: Students Run Their Own Towne in Pueblo

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January 21, Denver – Young AmeriTowne On the Road, presented locally by Legacy Bank, returns to Pueblo this month, bringing hands-on financial education to 4th and 5th grade students for a sixth straight year. AmeriTowne On the Road will serve an estimated 245 Pueblo-area students while at Pueblo Community College from January 14-23. Read the full Press Release.

Top 3 Reasons to go to YA Summer Camp

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Camp registration has begun at Young Americans Center for Financial Education for summer, 2020!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2020 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way.  Campers who participated last summer gave us three reasons why you should sign-up …

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The Link Between Financial and Physical Health

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Does being financially responsible actually make a person healthier?  Research suggests that this is true.  And thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado, children can learn the basics of money management at a young age, providing time to practice and perfect these skills well before adulthood. The negative effects and prevalence of financial stress are well documented.  A July, 2018 article in …