Send-a-School

Goal

Help build a Colorado where every student, regardless of background, knows how to earn, make and manage money wisely.

Colorado’s young adults have one of the worst student loan default rates in the country, and one-in-four Colorado families have almost no savings to weather a financial crisis (Assets and Opportunities Scorecard, 2015). Many young people are growing up unprepared to face a world where they are increasingly in charge of their own financial well-being.  But, you can help change these statistics!

Each year, the Send-a-School Project affords low-income schools an opportunity to participate in the Young AmeriTowne and International Towne educational programs.  A pioneer in financial education for youth, Young Americans’ hands-on approach to teaching personal finance, economics and business was embraced by parents and teachers 25 years before “financial literacy” was defined on a national level, and we remain at the forefront of the field.  We believe that providing youth with real world skills and career development opportunities will lead to financial independence for individuals and families, and ultimately provide strong economic development opportunities for communities.

Young Americans works with all schools but particularly strives to build relationships with schools and schools districts serving significant numbers of children from low-income families.

Impact

In 2017, Young Americans awarded $108,034 in scholarships to 109 deserving schools and 8,806 deserving students.  Read the full impact report.

Get Involved

We’d love to tell you more about how you can support this program, which meets CRA investment eligibility requirements.  Read an overview, or contact Betsy Sklar at bsklar@yacenter.org or 303-320-3245.

Send-a-School Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors, schools statewide have the chance to learn about free enterprise and global economics in a fun, hands-on way!

$20,000 & Above

 
CoBank
JJP Family Foundation
State Farm Insurance
Transamerica
 

$10,000 - $19,999

 
Bank of the West
The Charles M. and Faye G. Schayer Foundation
Fidelity Investments
Madge M. and Joseph T. Mohar Charitable Foundation
U.S. Bank
 

$5,000 - $9,999

Alameda Gateway

Alpine Bank

Bank of the West

CoBiz Financial

Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

IMA Foundation

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Nord Family Foundation

Vectra Bank Colorado

$1,000 - $4,999

Centennial Bank

Champion Bank

Linda and Don Childears

M.A. Mortenson Co.

Starizon