An Alumni Perspective

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Kalen Acquisto was a long-time participant in everything Young Americans.  From an early age, she held a bank account and participated in a variety of classes and activities.  As a Program Associate at the El Pomar Foundation, Kalen is expanding her love of philanthropy that started at Young Americans.  Below, in her own words, Kalen shares her passion for Young …

The Youth Board Gets Creative

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The Youth Advisory Board members are well into their year-long term, learning about business and finance, practicing communication techniques, trying out their business etiquette skills, and more.  But after the November meeting, it was time to take a break and just hang out with each other. After the November meeting, the entire group went to Co-Chair Conor McNamara’s house to …

Welcoming the New Youth Board

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Welcome reception On Thursday, August 22, the new members of the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board streamed into Young Americans with their parents.  Many were escaping the rain north of Denver and others were rushing through traffic coming from far south of Denver. These 16 newest Youth Board members hail from five grades and 15 different high schools across Colorado.  They …

Announcing the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board

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Young Americans is incredibly pleased to announce the following teens have been selected to serve on this year’s Youth Advisory Board.   2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board Amina Khribeche, Co-Chair     12th grade, Denver Center for International Studies Conor McNamara, Co-Chair     12th grade, Regis Jesuit High School Martha Baker                   …

Meet the New Youth Advisory Board Co-Chairs

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The applications for the Youth Advisory Board piled in last week, as the deadline to apply was June 29. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be conducting interviews with the candidates to select the best board members to take Young Americans through 2014. But who will lead this group? It’s my privilege to introduce the two new Co-Chairs of the …

Goodbye Youth Board!

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The 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Board just wrapped up their term, and what a year it was!  These 13 teens joined the board in August and participated in a wide variety of events, connected as friends, learned about banking and nonprofits, and much more. More than 35 applicants applied for the 11 open positions last fall.  After completing an application, each …

Calling All Stellar Teens!

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We’re on the hunt for incoming 8th to 12th graders who would like leadership experience and a unique group to join.  We want those students to apply to the Youth Advisory Board! The what board? The Youth Advisory Board is a group of bank customers, program participants, or those brand-new to Young Americans.  They all have a few things in …

Exploring Our Monetary System

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On Monday, members of the Youth Advisory Board took a trip to the Federal Reserve and the Denver Mint.  This trip is a yearly tradition with the Youth Board, and an exciting one for all who attend. The Fed The morning started off with the group carpooling to the Federal Reserve.  After watching a short video on the Federal Reserve …

A Weekend with Colorado’s Movers and Shakers

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Being a member of the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education offers incredible opportunities.  Not only do the members get to learn about banking, finance, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, running a non-profit, how to read a budget, and how to fundraise, but we are also able to attend unique and exclusive events around Colorado.  We represent Young Americans …