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.
–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?
- Read more about the award-winning Young AmeriTowne program.
- Visit our locations page to see where AmeriTowne On the Road is headed next.
- Find answers to commonly asked questions.
- Contact us:
Director, AmeriTowne On the Road
Director, AmeriTowne On the Road – Denver
- 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
$10,000 – $39,999 Level
$5,000 – $9,999 Level
El Pomar Foundation
The Halstedt Family Donor Advised Fund
Northstar Commercial Partners
$1,000 – $4,999 Level
Bank of Colorado – Grand Junction and Durango
John G. Duncan Charitable Trust
Vectra Bank Colorado