Young AmeriTowne

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Young AmeriTowne

About Young AmeriTowne

Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 4th and 5th grade teachers to help teach students about business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. Young AmeriTowne has received countless accolades for its engaging format and its applicability across all types of student and school demographics. More than 290 schools across Colorado participate in Young AmeriTowne each year.

How Does Young AmeriTowne Work?

Teachers who elect to participate use our curriculum and materials to teach classroom lessons and activities that introduce concepts such as supply and demand, job skills and work habits, banking procedures, democratic processes, civic consciousness, and career awareness. These lessons prepare students for the culminating experience, a day in Young AmeriTowne, where students-turned-citizens apply concepts they’ve learned by working together to operate a 17-business town.

This life-like simulation, located at our Colorado facilities, is an incredible learning experience for all students, that not only teaches important economic concepts, but also valuable life skills. Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity and sign your class up today!

Why Sign Up for Young AmeriTowne?

Supports school district standards and benchmarks:  Many of Young AmeriTowne’s lessons support standards in economics, English language arts, math, and civics. The program also promotes career exploration.

Fosters learning and self-esteem:  Young AmeriTowne gives all students important roles and doesn’t place limitations on them. This environment motivates students to learn and helps build self esteem.

Applicable to all types of student demographics:  Young AmeriTowne effectively engages all types of student populations, including gifted & talented, ELA, ELS, special needs and at-risk. The program has proven successful for all types of schools, including public, private, parochial, alternative and home.

There are two Colorado locations – Denver and Belmar (Lakewood).

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

Lakewood: 401 S. Pierce St. Lakewood, CO 80226

For additional information, please call 303-321-2265. To see videos of Young AmerTowne in action, visit our YouTube channel.

Young AmeriTowne is also offered direct to youth as a week-long summer camp. For more information, visit Summer Programs and Camps.


Young AmeriTowne Sponsors

$20,000 and Above Level

Cambiar Investors
Denver Post Educational Services
Fun Services, Inc.
Janus Capital Group
Madge M. and Joseph T. Mohar Charitable Foundation
The Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities and McDonald's
Ronald McDonald House Charities & McDonald's
Xcel Energy

$10,000 – $19,999 Level

Alameda Gateway
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Children's Hospital Colorado
City of Lakewood
Colorado Garden Foundation
Colorado Public Radio
Community First Foundation
Fidelity Investments
FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado
King Soopers
Lutheran Medical Center
Schlessman Family Foundation
Schomp Automotive
State Farm Insurance
University of Denver
UPS Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999 Level

Bandimere Family Foundation

Daniels Fund

$1,000 – $4,999 Level

Arapahoe Community College

Community College of Aurora

Community College of Denver

Eide Bailly LLP

Front Range Community College


Open Road Snacks

Pickering’s Auto Service

Red Rocks Community College

Sir Speedy

Deborah Wein