Top 3 Reasons to go to YA Summer Camp

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Camp registration has begun at Young Americans Center for Financial Education for summer, 2020!  These week-long day camps allow students entering grades three through eight in fall, 2020 to build a business, run a Towne, rule the world, and gain money smarts in a fun, hands-on way.  Campers who participated last summer gave us three reasons why you should sign-up …

Cory and Jeremiah mentor Natalie

Reach your business goals with a mentor

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Thirteen-year-old Natalie started her first business, called Toy Tossers, last May.  “I guess you could say I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” she said with a smile.  But nothing really seemed right until she decided to create a line of dog toys.  Natalie disliked walking her German Shepherd Margo, so she invented a toy-on-a-stick that provides a dog with plenty …

Promesse with Pop It! popcorn

Sponsor Spotlight: Comcast Helps Entrepreneurs POP

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Going to the grocery store, your options of popcorn flavors are pretty dismal: butter, unbuttered, maybe caramel (if you’re lucky).  Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Promesse stepped up to provide the good stuff, creating Pop It!, a not-your-typical popcorn business.  Pop It! sells uniquely flavored popcorn such as Oreo, M&M, and even taco – flavors one would dream of finding at the store. …

YouthBiz StartUp judges at Kepner Beacon

Expanding Possibilities in YouthBiz StartUp

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December marked the completion of the fall YouthBiz StartUp session at two Beacon Network schools: Grant Beacon Middle School and Kepner Beacon Middle School.  As the program wrapped up for the fall semester, 33 youth entrepreneurs found new possibilities in entrepreneurship. At Grant Beacon Middle School, a Denver Public School located in southwest Denver, creative ideas impressed staff and judges …

Tania, Owner of Special T Teas

YouthBiz Marketplace Teaches More than Life Skills

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Among the 37 youth-owned businesses at YouthBiz Marketplace at Belmar earlier this month was 17-year-old Tania, creator of Special T Teas.  Months of hard work helped Tania arrive at Marketplace, a story both inspiring and exciting! As a child, Tania suffered a traumatic head injury that resulted in the loss of verbal communication and other learning differences.  “School was a …

Hand holding lightbulb

First Steps to Starting a Business!

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Are you bored around the house this winter break? Do you like to solve problems and think creatively? Then it is time for YOU to start thinking about starting your own business!  Here’s tips from the YouthBiz team at Young Americans Center! Some of the first steps to starting your own business are noticing small problems in everyday life. For …

YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace 2019

2019 YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace – Cherry Creek

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Come shop with us! The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience! Young business owners display and sell their unique products to the local community.  All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!

Hannah and Jacquie at Colorado & Company

Monthly Entrepreneur: Hannah Doolittle

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Hannah’s beautiful soaps make it hard to believe that she’s an 11-year-old entrepreneur who’s only been in business for about six months!  As the owner of Simply Denver Soap Co., Hannah has created all-natural soaps in six different scents.  Her soaps, which make perfect holiday gifts, are available for purchase on her Etsy site or at the upcoming YouthBiz Marketplace …

GJC YouthBiz StartUp group

“When I Grow Up”

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Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship in Mexico In just weekend last November, 25 deserving kids became 25 incredible young entrepreneurs.  Here is their story! A popular tourist destination, San José del Cabo, Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches and colonial architecture.  The city boasts elegant hotels and restaurants that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Tourism is the main …

Amazon Smile: An easy and no cost way to give to Young Americans Center for Financial Education

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As you are doing your holiday shopping online, Amazon has a nice program where you can select Young Americans Center for Financial Education as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. When you shop through smile.amazon.com, eligible purchases go directly to provide a hands-on lesson in financial education to a deserving youth!  It’s easy to do: Visit smile.amazon.com Login with your username …