Young AmeriTowne Information for Parents


If your student’s school has signed up for Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on educational experience in free enterprise, you’re in for a treat! Young AmeriTowne is a beloved tradition that reaches more than 34,000 students every year.

In the next few weeks at school, your student will learn about supply and demand, banking, advertising, careers, business and philanthropy.  Their studies culminate in a four-hour day in Young AmeriTowne where students physically apply concepts they’ve learned as they step into roles as Towne citizens.

After visiting Towne, students evaluate the success of their day back at school. Each business group receives a bank balance statement indicating whether the shop ended with a profit, and students receive a personal bank balance statement which they compare to their check register.

Our goal is for your student to have a wonderful experience as they learn how to earn, make and manage money wisely. Below are some “start a conversation” questions that you can use with this learning experience to share your family’s values around money with your student:

  • How can you save up for things you’d like to buy? How long will it take to reach your savings goal?
  • What careers interest you? What education or training do you think you need for these careers?
  • Do you think it is important to budget your money? Why?

Next Steps

Volunteering in Young AmeriTowne

Adult volunteers are invited to assist students the day they attend Young AmeriTowne.  Contact your child’s teacher if you are interested, and find more information about volunteering here.

Summer Camps

Summer camps are a great way for young people to experience FUNancial education through our award-winning programs.

Financial Literacy Resources

Young Americans Center for Financial Education wants to help you on your journey to raise financially savvy children.  Find helpful resources here.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get out your pencils, Young Americans has a volunteer job for you!