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April Showers Bring…Lots of Financial Activities!

By: Katie Payer Published: March 28th, 2013

April is always a busy time around Young Americans. Why?  It’s Financial Literacy Month!

Every year we plan dozens of activities, host a variety of classes, and offer presentations in scores of classrooms around Denver.  Here’s a quick run-down of the event highlights you can look forward to during April.  Will you join us for all of them?

iPod Shuffle Drawing – Throughout April

Come into Young Americans any time during April and enter our drawing for a free iPod Shuffle.

Come into Young Americans any time during April and enter our drawing for a free iPod Shuffle.

Come in any day during April and submit your name in to get a FREE iPod Shuffle.  We will draw a name at the end of Financial Literacy Month, so any customer who comes in during April will have a chance to win.  Our branch will be taking names for the drawing as well, so come into either location to participate.

Customer Appreciation Cookies – Saturdays in April

Swing by to say “hello” and grab a cookie.  We’ll let you have one even if you don’t have a transaction to make.  We just want to thank you for being a customer with us!

“Save, Spend and Share” Piggy Banks – Saturday, April 6th

Customers of all ages are invited to be creative in decorating and designing the piggy bank that helps send allowance and earnings into the right buckets.  We will provide the boxes, crayons, markers and instructions at both our headquarters and branch locations.

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Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace – Saturday, April 13th

Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to shop for Mother’s Day gifts, stock up on great crafts, try yummy snacks, and support young business owners.  Many businesses will accept credit cards.  There will be free parking all day.  What a perfect family activity to kick off spring!

What’s a Numismatist? (Is It Catching?) – Saturday, April 13th

A member of the Numismatic Society sits ready to talk money!

A member of the Numismatic Society sits ready to talk money!

Come meet the members of the American Numismatic Association, a group devoted to the study and collection of all kinds of coins.  The Society members bring their collections of ancient coins, foreign coins and mistake coins to share with us.  Get more info on the Money Museum in Colorado Springs.  You can also bring in your rare coins to have them evaluated.  Get more information here, then come talk to them on the 13th.

Philanthropy and Elephants – Saturday, April 20th

In 2012, Young Americans partnered with the Denver Zoo to give our customers an opportunity to be philanthropic. Thousands of youth gave their change to help build a new home for the elephants.  These donations supported the Toyota Elephant Passage at the Denver Zoo.

This year, we’re bringing back some animals at the Zoo (sorry, no elephants inside the Bank) to teach our customers about how donating “time, treasure and talent” supports organizations throughout Colorado.  Watch our Facebook page as we get closer to find out exactly which animals will be hanging out in the Bank.

Free Classes with a $5 Bonus! – Saturdays in April

Money Matters classes by Great-West Great Teachers, a program of Great-West Life, are free to attend and great for a quick financial lesson.  They fill up rapidly, so check out the schedule now and register here.

April 6th
Why Money? (Ages 6-8)
Entrepreneurship in Mind (Ages 9-11)

April 20th
Saving, Spending and Sharing (Ages 9-11)
Coin Carnival (Ages 3-5)

April 27th
Banking Basics (Ages 6-8)
On My Own: Budgeting Basics (Ages 12+)

 

Which events are you planning to join us for?  Are there any events you’d like us to consider having for Financial Literacy Month?

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