Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

Young Americans offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences, centered on financial literacy. Money Matters classes are a great way for families to learn about money together. YouthBiz workshops help young entrepreneurs develop their businesses.

Many of these events are free, so please check out the details below!

Second Saturdays at Young Americans

Girl Scout Badge Classes

YouthBiz Workshops

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Second Saturdays at Young Americans

Join us the second Saturday of each month for a unique learning experience, designed especially for youth, ages 3-12, and their parents.  Families attending our Second Saturdays classes will be treated to an interactive tour of Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world for young people. Then, students and parents will participate in games and activities that teach young people about the importance of money and banking — and how parents can reinforce those lessons at home.

Second Saturdays are perfect for families wanting to open a bank account.  Once the games are finished, kids have the opportunity to take advantage of a real-life, hands-on learning experience by opening a new savings account. If your child already has an account with Young Americans, Second Saturdays are an ideal way to participate in our referral program.

General Information:

Time: Activities last from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Bank accounts may be opened immediately following the activities.

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

Cost: $0

Registration: Click here to register!

Special Instructions: Please bring photo identification and a social security/ITIN number if you would like to open a new account for your child.

Second Saturday Offerings Fall 2016:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Coin Carnival (ages 3-5)

Coin Carnival is a fun and unique way to teach younger kids about the value of U.S money.  Through hands on activities such as money war, and penny towers, participants will be able to recognize and identify various U.S coins and their worth.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fishing for Money (ages 6-8)

Participants in this class will review the U.S coins and values, and will learn to count money using different coin combinations.  They practice counting coins by fishing for different coins that equal the given coin combinations.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Drawn Out Phrases (ages 9-11)

Participants in this class will be introduced to a variety of money related phrases, sayings, and idioms and their meanings.  They will then illustrate on paper their interpretation of a phrase.

 

Girl Scout Badge Classes

Join Young Americans Center for Financial Education for a unique opportunity to earn a badge and learn how to spend your cookie money wisely!

Young Americans has been teaching kids about money for more than 25 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

We are excited to start another semester of Girl Scout badge classes! Join us on the second Saturday of each month for a fun afternoon of lessons and games to become financially savvy and have a better understanding of money, budgeting, and philanthropy. Each month, we will offer a different badge class, from Daisies to Cadettes.  Please contact us to register your troop and get more information.

General Information:

Location:  Badge classes are held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Time: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Note: NEW time!

Cost: $10 per girl which includes class materials and badges for troop leaders to distribute.

Registration:  Please contact Debbie Schaller at 303-320-3237 or dschaller@yacenter.org to register your Girl Scout troop.

Special Instructions: Girls must sign up as a troop; unfortunately, we do not take single reservations.  If you would like your Girl Scout to participate in a badge class, please reach out to the troop leader to get signed up.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate unpaid siblings at these classes.

Badge Class Offerings for Fall 2016:

Daisies (ages 5-7) Making Choices Badge

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Making Choices badge.  Girls will discuss the differences between needs and wants and how choices and decisions affect one’s ability to meet these.  They will finish by creating their very own savings jars to take home.

 

Brownies (ages 7-9) Philanthropist Badge

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Philanthropist badge.  Girls will discuss the differences between needs vs. wants and will learn why it is important to share with others.  They will define the term “philanthropist” and will come up with ways that they can share their time, talent and treasure with others.

 

Juniors (ages 9-11) Savvy Shopper Badge

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Savvy Shopper badge.  Girls will determine the difference between “needs” and “wants,” then they will discuss advertising techniques and how ads affect the decisions they make. Participants will also make a time capsule about what they think they will purchase as adults, which they can open in 10 years.

YouthBiz Workshops

Join us for classes and workshops focusing and the skills young entrepreneurs need to develop their businesses!

Success Strategies

November, 2016

Youth entrepreneurs who are selling products at the December YouthBiz Marketplace are invited to attend this class to learn about advertising, customer service, taxes, and other essentials for a successful day of sales. Hear from expert youth business owners and ask questions about how to make your Marketplace experience one for the record books. Check back soon for class details.