Coming Soon: Let’s Lotion!

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Calling all entrepreneurs, ages 6-12… Do you want to learn how to make body products?  Next Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30-7:00pm, Young Americans Center for Financial Education is hosting a YouthBiz Workshop just for you!  Let’s Lotion will teach you the basics of making scented lotion, including the importance of packaging and marketing.  You’ll even have a chance to take …

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Cover Your Collar – Shae Maiorana

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YouthBiz Star winner Shae Maiorana is the owner of Cover Your Collar.  Philanthropy motivated 11-year-old Shae to turn a craft into a business.  She started making dog collar covers for a class project three years ago, selling them to neighbors, family and friends. The covers easily slip over pets’ existing collars so they look festive for your next Super Bowl …

Sponsor Spotlight: Amica Advances Youth Entrepreneurship

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Amica Mutual Insurance Company is helping guide Denver area young people from diverse backgrounds to think like, act like and BE entrepreneurs. As a lead philanthropic partner in YouthBiz–a keynote Young Americans program–Amica Companies Foundation provides significant funding, as well as volunteer leadership, doubling the impact of this program in just one year. What does the impact look like? Matt …

2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Sweet Bee Sisters

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  Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 16-21 Age Category: Sweet Bee Sisters, owned by Lily (age 17), Chloe (age 15), and Sophie (age 13) Warren! Sweet Bee Sisters started with a problem—what to do with leftover beeswax from their parents’ two beehives. The sisters decided to …

2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Lily’s Little Buddies

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 12-15 Age Category: Lily’s Little Buddies, owned by siblings Lily (age 14) and Noal (age 12) Blessing! Lily and Noal prove that anyone can be an entrepreneur—you just need drive and creativity. Lily started making pocket-sized dolls to provide comfort and …

2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Winner: Cover Your Collar

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Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars 6-11 Age Category: Cover Your Collar, created by 11-year-old Shae Maiorana! Philanthropy motivated Shae to turn a craft into a business. She started making dog collar covers for a class project three years ago, selling them to neighbors, family and friends. …

Real world experience at Denver Startup Week’s Youth Pass

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A partnership with Denver Startup Week and Junior Achievement brought a brand new component to Denver Startup Week this year: Youth Pass! As part of this program, Young Americans Center for Financial Education hosted a YouthBiz Marketplace & Expo at the Commons on Champa on September 26.  This year, 25 businesses participated, selling a wide variety of items including home-made …

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Elevation Creations – Brenden Coney

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Searching for a source of income, Brenden Coney started selling unique, handmade wood crafts when he was in 7th grade.  Now 17, his business Elevations Creations has “exploded!” He has an average profit of $16,000 a year, and he now employs his siblings to help him.  Brenden is a finalist in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition, and he …

Top Youth Entrepreneurs in Colorado Announced at Commons on Champa

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We’re thrilled to announce the nine top youth businesses in Colorado! On Monday, July 10, applicants, families, and friends of Young Americans Center gathered at the Commons on Champa in downtown Denver at the Meet the Stars pre-event party to hear the news. These entrepreneurs will be honored at the 16th annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars awards and gala, sponsored by …

Farewell at YouthBiz Forum

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On Wednesday, May 17, youth participated in the final YouthBiz Forum held at Downing Street.  It was a bittersweet event.  As YouthBiz is expanding beyond Downing Street and into the communities that need it most, this was the last event held at this location.  But, watching students showcase everything they’ve learned over the last three months was an inspiration and …