Marisa B at Jeffco School Board

YouthBiz Winner Recognized by School Board

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Every year the Young American’s Center for Financial Literacy holds a statewide business competition for youth ages 6 to 21 who own and operate their own business. This competition is separated into 3 age categories and based on a variety of aspects of the youth’s business. On Thursday, November 9, 2023, Jefferson County Public School District had a board meeting, …

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 …

World Denver at YAB

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 …

Young AmeriTowne bank teller counts money for a customer withdrawing money from her account.

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 …

Winners pose with their teacher

Colorado Uplift Students Impress at the YouthBiz Business Pitch Finale

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To start April, YouthBiz hosted the annual Colorado Uplift Competition here at Young Americans Center for Financial Education. We are excited to continue our six-year partnership with the fantastic people at Colorado Uplift. This organization works to inspire the youth in our community to become the leaders of tomorrow! This event had students from four of Denver’s high schools pitching …

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 …

Students conducting business on Success Street in Young AmeriTowne

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 …

Adult volunteers help students with banking functions at Young AmeriTowne On the Road in Pueblo Colorado

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 …

Shop over 60 youth-owned businesses at the YouthBiz Marketplace!

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On December 3rd, 2022, Young Americans Center for Financial Education will host its annual YouthBiz Holiday Marketplace from 10am-2pm.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young business owners between the ages of 6-21 to sell their products to customers.  This year, YouthBiz can safely return to pre-pandemic levels are pleased to host over 60 different youth businesses. The YouthBiz Marketplace ...