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 …

Brenden Coney shows off his products to Denise Plants and viewers of Colorado and Company

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 …

Students Busy at YouthBiz

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March has been a busy month so far for students and leaders in our YouthBiz program!  Preparations are well underway for the YouthBiz Spring Marketplace, which will be held Saturday, April 29 at Young Americans Center in Denver.  This biannual event showcases youth entrepreneurs who sell everything from soap to burritos to getting cards.  There are still booths available, but they …

FARE Youth Discovery

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“How can we increase food security for youth in Denver Public Schools?” That was the challenge focal question for the 2nd Think Like a Genius Foundation Challenge. YouthBiz created a team of four high school students: Greta, Brian, Isaac, and Abdul, and asked them to come up with a solution.  After working together all summer, they presented to a panel …