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Five Tips for a Standout Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars Application

Maite Wantwadi Events, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars applications are now available online!  This annual business competition honors the best young entrepreneurs in Colorado with cash prizes, up to $5,000, and a year-long mentorship with a Colorado business leader.  After reading through hundreds of applications over the years, we’re bringing you are our five tips for creating a standout application. Tip #1 – Tell …

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You Can Help Teachers Deliver Financial Education in Uncertain Times

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Teachers, like healthcare workers and civic servants, are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis. They are scrambling to quickly retool their education programs to meet the needs of students whose families face untold health and economic situations. Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Center) is there with them every step of the way, providing quality, standards-aligned programs–like Young AmeriTowne (29 years), International Towne (22 years) and YouthBiz (28 years) –that have never been …

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Creative Ways to Be an Entrepreneur

Maite Wantwadi Classes + Camps, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, at times, may feel constraining and like we can’t create anything useful or enjoy time together. Here at YouthBiz, we believe you can still have great fun with family and friends while developing your business via online platforms. And we’re here to help!  This week we bring you our top creative tips: While you wait, …

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Aloha Denver

Janet Redwine YouthBiz Leave a Comment

A delicious, eco-friendly, and all-natural dessert that’s perfect for warm weather?  Yes, please!  Jane Goldman, age 15, and Tatym Harvey, age 12, created a snow cone business as part of a YouthBiz camp last spring.  In addition to making new friends and business partners, Jane and Tatym learned about business, teamwork, and confidence—skills that help them succeed in school and …

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

Janet Redwine Get Involved, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …

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What a Beautiful Day to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

Stacy Winner YouthBiz Leave a Comment

National Entrepreneurship week this year takes place from Saturday, February 15th to Saturday, February 22nd. As a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and our youth entrepreneurs, we have put them up to a couple of tasks each day on our social media pages along with some entrepreneurial tips. Tuesday’s task was for our youth entrepreneurs to send us their business profile …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Ryder Matz, Owner of Ryder’s Riches LLC

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When 10-year-old Ryder Matz received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business!  Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machines spend time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two. Ryder did a Summer Camp at Young Americans Center for Financial Education that he loved, encouraging him …

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Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, 2020!

Maite Wantwadi General, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

National Entrepreneurship Week is just around this corner!  This annual celebration lasts from Saturday, February 15 to Saturday, February 22, 2020. YouthBiz is thrilled to take part again this year, and we want your help!  Take a look at the fun opportunities below: Saturday, February 15 – Kickoff to #Natleshipweek!  Interview a local business leader in your community.  Ask them a few questions …

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Monthly Entrepreneur: Annabel Feeny, Owner of The Wool and The Wearer

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Annabel Feeny is the 11-year-old seamstress behind The Wool and The Wearer.  After crocheting a blanket for her cousin, she decided that she could turn her hobby into a business that creates wearable and warm products for all ages!  A week-long summer camp at Young Americans Center helped her get started, and she sold her first products at a school …

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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Top Executives are True Financial Education Visionaries

Amy Harvey Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in youth financial literacy since 2001.  Since that time, more than 383,591 students have participated in hands-on programs that provide “money smarts for life.”  In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this mission by providing staff volunteers to work with students in Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and YouthBiz.  KeyBank’s dedication …