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Networking Navigators: Building Business Connections Workshop

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Ages: 8-14 Format: Live, In-Person Session facilitated by trained staff members Cost: $10.00 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Description:  Learn about the exciting world of professional networking with our “Networking Navigators” workshop! This session will take participants through the art of making connections, sparking conversations, and sharing their business ideas. Participants will take their newfound skills and participate in …

Entrepreneurship Shark Tank Competition at Aspen Crossing Elementary

Anna Leer Classes + Camps, Events, General, YouthBiz 2 Comments

  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 …

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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 …

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Colorado Uplift Students Impress at the YouthBiz Business Pitch Finale

Anna Leer Classes + Camps, Events, Programs, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

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 …

Great Businesses Doing Good 2022

Great Businesses Doing Good Workshop

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Ages: 8-21 Format: Live, In-Person Session facilitated by trained staff members Cost: Free Description: Join us for this social enterprise-themed workshop, featuring three socially minded businesses in the Denver community.  Learn why running a social enterprise is good for your community, your customers, and your bottom line by interacting directly with prominent business leaders.  We’ll also learn how to start your social ...
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Sponsor Spotlight: KeyBank Provides Money Smarts for Life

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, International Towne, Young AmeriTowne, YouthBiz Leave a Comment

Young Americans Center for Financial Education has partnered with KeyBank in bringing real-life youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship training program to Colorado youth since 2001. Since that time, more than 417,881 students have participated in the Center’s hands-on programs, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz, that provide “money smarts for life.” In addition to financial contributions, KeyBank supports this …

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Welcome New Board Members!

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Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education are honored to welcome six new Board Members this year to help lead our organization.  Their experience and passion are such an asset to both institutions, and they are already hard at work providing guidance, support, and oversight.  Meet all six Board Members below!   Chris Becze, Armanino As Tax Partner at Armanino, …

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Sponsor Spotlight: How Xcel Energy Supports Our Community

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Community support is central to Xcel Energy’s DNA, but the events of the last nine months have made it even more so. A long-time partner of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Xcel Energy has gone above and beyond to help students, families, businesses, and nonprofits weather the storm. According to Xcel’s Chairman and CEO Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy is …

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Sponsor Spotlight: FirstBank Doing Good in Colorado Communities, Sponsors 11th Annual Colorado Gives Day

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Moving through the fall into the winter season naturally stirs a time of reflection. It has been an incomparable year with many around the world facing innumerable challenges. While these obstacles may seem insurmountable, we have seen by leveraging a renewed focus on collective community support we can and are making difference. Young Americans Center for Financial Education is grateful for the treasured partnership with FirstBank and for their exemplification of steadfast leadership and commitment to community service. In March, FirstBank pushed its mantra of “banking for …

Sponsor Spotlight: Community First Foundation Powers Philanthropy in Young AmeriTowne

Community First Foundation – Teaching Colorado Kids to Give Where They Live

Betsy Sklar Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

Community First Foundation, organizer of Colorado Gives Day which takes place this year on December 8th, has been a sponsor of Young Americans Center for Financial Education since 2005 when the Center opened it Lakewood location. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation’s leadership support for the Center’s flagship program, Young AmeriTowne (a hands-on, experiential learning program in financial literacy for 5th graders) has directly impacted 151,814 elementary students.   Through its support, Community First Foundation helps deliver the …