Grant Beacon Middle School business pitch

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Gives Time, Talent, and Treasure to Denver’s Young Entrepreneurs

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On March 10, 2020, Grant Beacon Middle School held its YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition.  These competitions provide hands-on, real-life opportunities for Denver’s youth to put what they’ve learned in YouthBiz into practice.  The pitch judges are community business partners who offer real, constructive advice to the students, giving them an extra sense of importance in their presentations and pride if …

YouthBiz CO Uplift Pitch

YouthBiz Entrepreneurs Impress at Colorado Uplift Finale

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On a recent Thursday evening, the “best of the best” youth entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges.  These 16 middle school students won top honors at their school’s Colorado Uplift YouthBiz StartUp pitch competition, and convened for the finals to compete for the top prize: $250.  Their creativity and professionalism impressed judges and audience members alike! …

YouthBiz StartUp prototype

Grant Beacon Middle School Students Solve Problems in YouthBiz StartUp

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“An entrepreneur is someone who builds something to make the world a better place.” –Jesalee, sixth grader at Grant Beacon Middle School, YouthBiz StartUp Participant On Tuesday, May 21, young entrepreneurs from Grant Beacon Middle School pitched their world-changing business ideas to wrap up their fourth quarter YouthBiz StartUp class.  Business pitches proved that these 13 sixth, seventh, and eighth …

Best Week Ever: Entrepreneurs Win Big at YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camps

Janet Redwine Classes + Camps, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Thinking about spring break brings to mind a relaxing vacation.  But for 48 entrepreneurs, this year’s spring break was spent creating the perfect business idea as part of YouthBiz StartUp Mini-Camps, a partnership between Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Denver Public Libraries. The YouthBiz StartUp curriculum guides 11-14 year-olds through the basics of creating a business idea.  Young people …

Pitch Season for YouthBiz StartUp!

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Students from McAuliffe International and Kepner Beacon Middle School have been participating in YouthBiz Startup enrichment classes the last few months. This week they presented their awesome business ideas! McAuliffe International’s business competition was one for the books! There were six business ideas being presented and everyone talked about their competition, material costs and future goals for their product: The Nomad-A …

Spring Break Mini Camps

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We may have snow on the ground, but spring is just around the corner, and Young Americans Center for Financial Education’s YouthBiz program is proud to announce the return of Spring Break Mini-camps! Offered in conjunction with Denver Public Library, these FREE camps offer a prize of $350 for your business idea.  Young people will learn, think, speak, and act like …

YouthBiz – It’s a Wrap!

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It’s the end of the school year and YouthBiz students have accomplished quite a lot! Students at Wyatt Academy, Kepner Beacon Middle School, Grant Beacon Middle School and Annunciation Catholic School completed their YouthBiz Startup classes with a business pitch competition for a chance to win $100!! The business pitch competition at Wyatt Academy was small but mighty. The business idea that …

SmellX Colorado Uplift Shark Tank winners

YouthBiz StartUp Pitches are the best yet!

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YouthBiz StartUp is a program of Young Americans Center for Financial Education that encourages young people to learn, think, speak and act like entrepreneurs.  Students participate in a 10-session curriculum that culminates in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition where they pitch a business idea.  The winning idea receives bragging rights and a $100 cash prize.  Two different groups recently held …