Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

Young Americans offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning experiences, centered on financial literacy. Many of these events are free, so please check out the details below.

Second Saturdays at Young Americans  Great way for families to learn about money together

Girl Scout Badge Classes  We do the financial literacy badge for Girls Scouts.

YouthBiz Workshops  Help young entrepreneurs learn about and develop business opportunities

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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 – 11:30 am. Bank accounts may be opened immediately following the activities.

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

Cost          $0 but must register

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 

Classes resume August, 2017

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  3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206 (all badging classes are held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Cherry Creek)

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:

Classes resume Fall, 2017

YouthBiz Workshops

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

Food Safety & Sanitation Class- Friday, June 16, 2017

10:15-11:45am, 3550 E. First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206

Do you make food? or would like to start a business making food? This course is designed to provide basic food safety knowledge. Instructors from the Department of Environmental Health will provide great insights on food-borne illness and safe food handling practices.  This class is FREE and geared toward teaching kids with interactive projects! Sign up here!