Entrepreneurship Shark Tank Competition at Aspen Crossing Elementary

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  On May 22nd the 5th graders at Aspen Crossing Elementary presented their product ideas in hopes of beating out their peers in the YouthBiz StartUp Shark Tank Competition. The competition was split into two rounds, with semifinals and then finals.  Each group presented their business ideas and product prototypes to judges, professionals from the Denver area, in 3–5-minute business …

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World Denver Students Experience Entrepreneurship with YouthBiz

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This month, Young American’s YouthBiz teamed up with World Denver. High school age students from Africa learned about the entrepreneurial process. Students who had never worked together joined as a team to create a product or service.  All groups created services or products to help serve their community back home. Students thought of a problem and worked together in small …

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Sponsor Spotlight: FirstBank’s Commitment to “Banking for Good”

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FirstBank has been a community bank since their founding in Lakewood, Colorado in 1963. Today, they have over 100 locations throughout Colorado, Arizona and California, as well as one very special branch: the Towne Bank in our Lakewood Young AmeriTowne location. Beyond providing impactful products and services, FirstBank has maintained a strong focus on community service and charitable involvement since …


Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Jonathan Duong, Maggie Turner, Trace Taylor and Matthew Layden

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This month we highlight four terrific students finishing up their year of service on the Youth Advisory Board: Jonathan Duong, Maggie Turner, Trace Taylor, and Matthew Layden. Jonathan is a freshman at Rock Canyon High School. He plays cello in school as well as with the Douglas County Youth Orchestra. He was a District Winner in Battle of the Books and he also swims competitively. Outside …

YouthBiz Spring Break Mini-Camps return to Ford Warren Branch Library

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To wrap up the month of March, YouthBiz hosted a mini spring break camp at The Ford-Warren Branch Library. The Denver Public Library system has been a wonderful partner since 2017 and we were so excited to be back in person! This camp was free for participants to join, and restaurants in the area generously donated lunches each day to …


Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Jacob Flannigan, Scout Lambiotte, and Andrew Kurtz

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Jacob is an 8th grade honors student at The Manning School where he participates in choir, musical theater and advanced math. During the pandemic, Jacob started following business and financial news and participated in the Stock Market Game with other students. When he had to miss two big school trips because of COVID, his mom opened a brokerage account with …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Coors Foundation Helps Colorado Students Reach Their Full Potential

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Educating youth about the free enterprise system, where the market determines prices, products, and services, is where Young Americans Center and the Adolph Coors Foundation are joining forces!  Partners of Young Americans since 2008, the Coors Foundation believes in fostering an environment where entrepreneurial spirits flourish, helping Coloradans reach their full potential. The Foundation places a high priority on programs that help …


Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Grant Cramer, Karina Kastelic, and Tyler Naha

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Grant Cramer is a freshman at East High School and a real go-getter! Under his leadership as the student body president at the International School of Denver, the student body rallied to challenge the school’s dress code. Upon reviewing the policy, administrators made amendments and now allow students to wear hats and hoodies. Grant is also a compassionate activist. After …

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Sponsor Spotlight: InBank and Young AmeriTowne On the Road

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We are excited that InBank will continue the partnership developed over 9 years with Young Americans Center. Funds from sponsors like InBank allow us to expand the reach of Young AmeriTowne, our flagship educational program, to small schools and rural communities beyond the Denver metro area.  Young AmeriTowne On the Road uses the same curriculum and culminating Day-in-Towne experience as …


Meet Youth Advisory Board Members: Oliver Deines and Krish Vipani

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This month we highlight two Northfield High School students serving on this year’s Youth Advisory Board: Oliver Deines and Krish Vipani, both juniors. If you’ve attended any of our special events in the last few months, you’ve likely seen these guys helping out, chatting with guests, talking about their involvement with Young Americans, and interacting with our young program participants. Oliver’s …