2019-20 Youth Advisory Board

Meet a Board Member…or two! Introducing our Youth Advisory Board CoChairs

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The Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides a valuable youth perspective to the organization while youth gain experience in leadership, business, and philanthropy.  Each year, two Co-Chairs lead the Board by planning and running meetings, setting annual goals, and checking in regularly with staff.  They also help emcee the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala! …

2019-20 Youth Advisory Board

Welcome New Youth Board!

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A new school year means a new crew on the Youth Advisory Board!  The 2019-2020 Youth Advisory Board members have been chosen and have all ready kicked this year off with their first meeting Saturday, August 17. The 18 Board Members that make up this years’ board come from all over the Denver metro area and bring with them a …

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Schlessman Family Foundation Creates a Culture of Giving in Young AmeriTowne

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Students from Willow Creek Elementary spent their second-to-last day of fifth grade at an exciting place: Young AmeriTowne!  This experience was even more memorable due to a special philanthropy presentation that included local nonprofits, all thanks to support from Schlessman Family Foundation. Young Americans first collaborated with Schlessman Family Foundation in 2000 to create a philanthropy lesson for Young AmeriTowne.  …

Youth Board Teens to Tackle Cryptocurrency in Podcast

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Youth Advisory Board Members James Dahlen and Kiki Rosenthal have been hard at work this month on a unique project: creating a podcast! In conjunction with the Colorado Department of Education‘s MoneyWiser program, James and Kiki are working with Personal Financial Literacy Content Specialist Alyssa Wooten and her team to explore the world of cryptocurrency.  Through the podcast, James and Kiki plan …

Meet a Board Member: Brigid McNamara, Youth Advisory Board Co-Chair

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Brigid McNamara, a Junior at George Washington High School, has an impressive resume.  She’s first in her class, and she’s a member of her school’s Varsity Golf Team, National Honors Society, and Speech and Debate Team.  She is a founder and president of the Bye Bye Bully Club, and she’s a member of the Federal Reserve Bank Board.  But what …

Meet a Board Member: AJ Hammerstein, CO-Chair

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A new school year means a new Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans!  This month, we are thrilled to introduce you to one of the Youth Board Co-Chairs, AJ Hammerstein, who is a Senior at East High School. AJ’s first encounter with Young Americans Center for Financial Education was his 5thgrade field trip to Young AmeriTowne.  AJ wanted to be …

Youth Advise Metro Denver Bank and Nonprofit

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has announced the names of 17 young adults who will serve on its Youth Advisory Board this school year. Board Members have the opportunity to learn “hands-on” about banking, business and the role of nonprofits in a community while providing valuable advice and insight to Young Americans Bank, the world’s only bank for young …

Youth Advisory Board Member’s Transformative Experience

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Being a Youth Advisory Board member is a truly transformative experience. No matter your interests, you can benefit a great deal from being a part of the board. Interested in business? The Board can teach you about banking, give you meaningful networking experiences with prominent professionals in the Denver business community, and provide meaningful experience with the inner workings of …

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Meet a Board Member: Andrew Hageman, Co-Chair, Youth Advisory Board

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This month, we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Hageman, a Junior at George Washington High School who just completed his term as Co-Chair of the Youth Advisory Board.  You could say that Andrew grew up at Young Americans Center for Financial Education! After he opened his first savings account at Young Americans Bank, Andrew became fascinated with collecting coins from …