Durango On the Road Open House

Durango Young AmeriTowne On the Road Open House

Young AmeriTowne On the RoadProviding Durango young people with real world skills and career exploration opportunities that will lead to financial independence for individuals and families, and stronger communities. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to announce we are bringing the beloved Young AmeriTowne educational program to Durango in May 2016. To RSVP for the May 11th open house, please click here.

For the first time, fifth grade students from seven 9R elementary schools will have the opportunity to be immersed in this proven financial education experience, building important life skills, work skills, and financial knowledge—empowering these students to take ownership of their financial futures. The culminating event, where students put their lessons to practice by running their own towne of eight shops and a local government, will take place in the Student Union at Fort Lewis College. From May 9 through May 20, 2016, Young AmeriTowne On the Road will be housed at the Student Union at Fort Lewis College (click here to view a map).

Community Support

Young Americans gratefully acknowledges the support of many community partners who are equipping these students with a powerful academic program which provides hands-on learning in the fundamentals of personal financial literacy, the free enterprise system, civics and philanthropy. Thank you to the sponsors who made this possible:

  • CoBank – lead Sponsor of Young AmeriTowne On the Road
  • Alpine Bank – Durango Local Sponsor
  • Bank of Colorado
  • Durango Education Foundation
  • Kinder Morgan Foundation
  • Ballantine Family Fund
  • Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

Contact Information

To learn more about this powerful educational program and ways to be involved, please contact:

  • Programs and Education:  Amanda Krische, VP of Programs at akrishe@yacenter.org
  • Durango On the Road Director:  Chris O’Reilly, On the Road Director at coreilly@yacenter.org
  • Sponsorships including CRA Eligible Grants:  Betsy Sklar, VP of Business Partnerships and Development at bsklar@yacenter.org

Join us for the Durango On the Road Open House!

This is a fun event for the entire family! Come out to meet the Young AmeriTowne program staff, and experience the Young AmeriTowne traveling towne. The event is being held Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Ft. Lewis College in the Student Union Ballroom. The address is 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO, 81301. Please direct any questions to Janet Redwine, JRedwine@yacenter.org.


Durango On the Road Open House