Money Matters Classes

Money Matters Classes

Young Americans offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences, centered on financial literacy. Money Matters classes are a great way for families to learn about money together. We offer several types of classes on Saturdays.  Many of these events are free, so please check out the details below!

Second Saturdays at Young Americans

Girl Scout Badge Classes


Second Saturdays at Young Americans

Join us the second Saturday of each month for a unique learning experience, designed especially for youth, ages 3-12, and their parents.  Families attending our Second Saturdays classes will be treated to an interactive tour of Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world for young people. Then, students and parents will participate in games and activities that teach young people about the importance of money and banking — and how parents can reinforce those lessons at home.

Second Saturdays are perfect for families wanting to open a bank account.  Once the games are finished, kids have the opportunity to take advantage of a real-life, hands-on learning experience by opening a new savings account. If your child already has an account with Young Americans, Second Saturdays are an ideal way to participate in our referral program.

General Information:

Time: Activities last from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Bank accounts may be opened immediately following the activities.

Location: 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Cost: $0

Special Instructions: Please bring photo identification and a social security/ITIN number if you would like to open a new account for your child.

Fall 2015 Second Saturday Schedule:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Coin Carnival (ages 3-5)

Coin Carnival is a fun and unique way to teach young kids about the value of U.S money.  Through hands on activities such as money war, and penny towers, participants will be able to recognize and identify various U.S coins and their worth.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Money Memory and Monkey Math (ages 6-8)

Participants in this class will review the U.S coins and play a game of money memory to help them identify the unique features and characteristics of each coin.  Math skills will be put to use during a game of money math, in which kids will add coins together to find their value.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Values and Spending (ages 9-11)

Participants will talk about the difference between and need and a want and discuss the importance of developing a personal financial plan.  They will engage in goal setting activities and employ decision making techniques in order to create their very own spending plan that will help them achieve their goals.

Girl Scout Badge Classes

Join Young Americans Center for Financial Education for a unique opportunity to earn a badge and learn how to spend your cookie money wisely!

Young Americans has been teaching kids about money for more than 25 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

On the second Saturday of each month, we will offer a different badge class, ranging from Daisies to Cadettes.  Please contact us to register your troop and get more information.

General Information:

Location:  Badge classes are held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education:  3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per girl which includes class materials and badges for troop leaders to distribute.

Registration:  Please contact Debbie Schaller at 303-320-3237 or to register your Girl Scout troop.

Special Instructions: Girls must sign up as a troop; unfortunately, we do not take single reservations.  If you would like your Girl Scout to participate in a badge class, please reach out to the troop leader to get signed up.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate unpaid siblings at this event.

Badge Class Offerings for Fall 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Juniors (ages 9-11) Business Owner Badge

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Business Owner badge. Girls will discuss how to start and run their own business and will come up with a business plan to implement their ideas.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Daisies (ages 5-7) Money Counts Badge

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Money Counts badge.  Girls will learn to identify and describe the different types of coins and the various features of paper money.  They will end the class by discussing savings goals and will have the opportunity to come up with goals of their own.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Brownies (ages 7-9) Philanthropist Badge

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Philanthropist badge.  Girls will discuss the differences between needs vs. wants and will learn why it is important to share with others.  They will define the term “philanthropist” and will come up with ways that they can share their time, talent and treasure with others.


Use this form to pay for the Girl Scouts badge classes.

Girl Scouts Class Payment

  • Thank you for your participation in the Girl Scouts Badge classes. Please use this form to pay for your scouts' participation. Classes are $10.00 per participant. The fee covers materials and the badge.

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