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Young Americans Center for Financial Education has announced the names of 17 young adults who will serve on its Youth Advisory Board this school year. Board Members have the opportunity to learn “hands-on” about banking, business and the role of nonprofits in a community while providing valuable advice and insight to Young Americans Bank, the world’s only bank for young people, and its accompanying youth financial education programs.
The teens weigh in on strategies and marketing. Plus, they receive training and experience in how to serve on a board, on media relations and on philanthropy. One of the highlights of their board service is choosing the real charities for the Donation Station at the Center’s flagship Young AmeriTowne program, where thousands of 5thgraders run their own town for a day each year. Board members research Colorado non-profits and pick the six that they feel provide the most meaningful impact on the community.
“Young Americans has benefitted from a youth perspective provided by Youth Advisory Board since our founding in 1987,” says Richard E. Martinez, Jr., President and CEO of Young Americans. “It is important that our management team and adult Board of Directors hear from young people, since this is the main audience of our organization.”
Selected through a competitive application and interview process, the 2018/2019 Youth Advisory Board members are:
AJ Hammerstein, Co-Chair, 12th Grade, East High School
Brigid McNamara, Co-Chair, 11th Grade, George Washington High School
Maria Barun, 9th Grade, Cherry Creek High School
Connor Blue, 12th Grade, Regis Jesuit High School
Caroline Burke-Dullinger, 11th Grade, Colorado Academy
James Dahlen, 12th Grade, Kent Denver School
Milan Enayat, 11th Grade, DSST: Stapleton
Miles Louison, 12th Grade, Cherokee Trail High School
Ingrid Martinson, 11th Grade, DSST: Byers
Emma Murphy, 12th Grade, Kent Denver School
Clark Oh-Willeke, 12th Grade, George Washington High School
Jazmine Pace, 10th Grade, East High School
Medha Pan, 11th Grade, Cherokee Trail High School
Peter Reasoner, 10th Grade, Homeschool
Kiki Rosenthal, 9th Grade, Denver Jewish Day School
Andrew Rusin, 9th Grade, South High School
Jack Tasker, 11th Grade, Denver Academy
Applications for the Youth Advisory Board are due each spring.