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YouthBiz Spring Marketplace Spotlight: Meet Andrew Kurtz of A Designs!

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Longer days, budding trees, and wet snow all mark the beginning of springtime in Colorado, along with the return of the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace! The YouthBiz Marketplace is a beloved event in the Denver community, providing young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products to a large crowd of interested shoppers looking for unique, handmade products. Last year was the …

YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camp Returns!

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Looking for a fun and safe activity during the spring break holiday? Young Americans Center for Financial Education is excited to announce the return of the YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camp this year, filled with interactive activities, games, and a $100 CASH prize for the winning business! The 2021 camp will be offered virtually through the Denver Public Library system for FREE!  …

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Sign Up for Summer Camp!

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Summer Camp registration is now open for programs at Young Americans Center for Financial Education!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2021 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way. As we plan for summer, we will continue to follow direction from …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Entrepreneur of the Day: Ada Scholl

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On this final day of National Entrepreneurship Week, we’re proud to introduce Ada Scholl, the eight-year-old owner of Purrfect Jewelry! Ada started her business in time for the YouthBiz Marketplace last December, where she quickly mastered an e-commerce platform to sell her beaded jewelry online.  A maker at heart, Ada creates everything she sells by hand, and she enjoys picking …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Helping Students Foster a Culture of Inclusivity

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Initiative is a word that gets tossed around as habitual business acumen – but finding examples of those that consistently “walk the walk” can be elusive. True initiative is actually instigating impact. This means doubling down on ambitious goals and bringing others along with you, which is a perennial mindset of JPMorgan Chase & Co., an anchor supporter of Young …

Entrepreneur of the Day: J’Niyah Hernandez

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Today’s featured entrepreneur is really going places! Twelve-year-old J’Niyah Hernandez started her business Bougie Brats Cosmetics two years ago and has soared since then–she has her own ecommerce website where customers can purchase her products, plus she manages an Instagram page to highlight her products and new releases.  “Social media helps when we go live and show products–that’s how I …

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Entrepreneur of the day: Axel Fontaine

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Our celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week continues, and today we’re proud to highlight Axel Fontaine, the 13-year-old owner of Mountain Woodworking! To say that Axel is an aspiring entrepreneur is definitely an understatement; Mountain Woodworking is the second business he’s started just in the last year!  His current endeavor sells hand-crafted wooden serving boards which Alex creates himself.  In an …

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Entrepreneur of the Day: Gabriel Nagel

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A successful entrepreneur for the last six years, Gabriel “Gabe” Nagel is on a new mission to fight climate change with an actionable solution: Light CO2. Researching climate change and learning about the impacts of fossil fuels on our environment ignited Gabe’s passion for climate change.  “Climate change seems so big to many people that they are ‘frozen,’ ” explains …

Entrepreneur of the Day: Katie Whiteley

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We are so excited to introduce you to this successful young entrepreneur: Katie Whiteley, owner of Lily Grey! Katie, age 11, started her business two years ago.  She sells unique, hand-sewn bags, taking pride in the fact that customers won’t find her products anywhere else.  Plus, according to Katie, “Every bag is made with love!” Since selling products at YouthBiz …