On the Road

Young AmeriTowne On the Road

On the Road brings our flagship educational program, Young AmeriTowne, to small schools and rural communities.  AmeriTowne is a unique hands-on lesson in free enterprise that introduces young people between the ages of 10 to 12 to the basic principles of our economic system. At the program’s culminating event, students working in business teams run their own town of nine shops for a day.

The On the Road program uses the same curriculum and culminating experience as our “brick and mortar” locations in Denver and Belmar.  Students study a 6-8 week curriculum at school, taught by their teachers, before running their own Towne for a day.  This intimate Towne experience features nine shops and is designed to accommodate schools with 25-60 students.

“Ameritowne On the Road ignited an enthusiasm for real-life skills that my students hadn’t been exposed to within their regular classroom setting. Students were excited to challenge themselves, and scarcely realized they were learning. I highly recommend this program to other educators as a “rite of passage” for 5th grade students.”

–5th Grade Teacher, Needham Elementary, Durango

The Young AmeriTowne curriculum is far more than simply the nuts and bolts of balancing checkbooks – it includes enterprise literacy, civics, community engagement, workforce development, and more, all aligned with Colorado educational standards. The Young AmeriTowne program:

Provides 5th graders a hands-on experience in how money moves through a free enterprise economy;

Is structured around a blended-learning model where teachers prepare students with 30 hours of classroom lessons using comprehensive resources provided by Young Americans Center for Financial Education; and

Culminates in a day in Towne where students working in business teams run their own economy of nine businesses and a local government.

Want to learn more?

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Chris O’Reilly
Director, AmeriTowne On the Road
coreilly@yacenter.org
303-320-3214

Susan Stenhaug
Director, AmeriTowne On the Road – Denver
sstenhaug@yacenter.org
303-320-3242

Quick links:

  • Click here to make a deposit for a school that has reserved a spot.
  • Click here to make a payment for a school who has attended Young AmeriTowne.

 

On The Road Sponsors

$40,000 and Above Level

 
CoBank
KeyBank
 

$10,000 – $39,999 Level

 
Alpine Bank
Anonymous
 

$5,000 – $9,999 Level

El Pomar Foundation

The Halstedt Family Donor Advised Fund

Legacy Bank

Northstar Commercial Partners

OtterCares Foundation

$1,000 – $4,999 Level

Bank of Colorado – Grand Junction and Durango

John G. Duncan Charitable Trust

Vantiv

Vectra Bank Colorado

U.S. Bank