If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, Young Americans has a volunteer job for you! You can help youth get the financial education that will give them a head start on developing healthy financial habits. Our volunteer needs are growing as enrollment in key programs increased 15% last year with continued increased demand this year.
Dee Garcia, President & CEO, Innofinancial Business Services and YouthBiz Volunteer:
“Thank you for providing this tremendous opportunity to impact your students with real-world experience and insight. Entrepreneurs sometimes focus on the competitive nature of being self-employed when the shift now is to come together to make your brand stronger, bring more attention to your business, and build personal relationships. If you compete, you are trying to take on the world alone. If you work together you can change the world with another person. The power is strong. Work together and share ideas to make the world a better place. All of which was represented by the teams today.”
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Our corporate volunteers provide invaluable help in assisting students running Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz. Most corporate sponsors join us as a Send-a-School sponsor which provides scholarship for low-income schools to participate in our programs. As a Send-a-School donor, you gain access to our day-of-towne volunteer opportunities. In 2019, Young Americans spent $231,022 to award scholarships to 109 deserving schools and 8,603 deserving students through the Send-a-School program. To get involved in Send-a-School, please contact Betsy Sklar at 303-320-3245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
We also need individuals to help with program delivery. We are particularly interested in community members who share our vision of a Colorado where children grow up ready to be money-wise. These opportunities include serving as a judge for YouthBiz ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch competitions in area middle schools or as a mystery shopper for YouthBiz Marketplaces.
Why Engage with Young Americans Center for Financial Education
“I’m passionate about helping the next generation achieve financial fitness,” says Empower volunteer and Young Americans Center for Financial Education Board Member Steph Bendrick. Learn more in the video below!