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About: Amanda Krische

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As the Vice President of Programs, I oversee Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, Money Matters, and our entrepreneurial programs to ensure each student gets a wonderful and educational experience during their time at Young Americans.

Posts by Amanda Krische:

    From Snow to Summer: Check Out Our Camps

    By: Amanda Krische Published: January 27th, 2014
    International Towne campers "run the world" the last day of camp.

    Brr, it’s cold outside!  What better way to beat the chill than to think about summer!  It’s time to plan for summer camps, and we have some great week-long camps available for a wide age range.  Our incredibly popular camps… Read the rest


    Friendly Faces: Meet Some New Staff Members

    By: Amanda Krische Published: October 3rd, 2013

    We have some new staff members helping around Towne.  Meet these friendly faces who are working with 5th-7th graders every day. Clare Barrett I was born in Washington D.C. but grew up in Denver, and am a graduate of CU… Read the rest


    Young AmeriTowne – Upgraded!

    By: Amanda Krische Published: September 30th, 2013
    The kiosks allow students to check their balances, answer a survey, order a product, submit a newspaper story idea, and more.

    When the first 5th graders walked into Young AmeriTowne on September 10, they had no idea just how special they were. They were the very first youth to experience the “new” Young AmeriTowne. Those 5th graders had never been to… Read the rest


    Out of Town Visitors in Young AmeriTowne

    By: Amanda Krische Published: July 15th, 2013
    Jade and Carson are cousins who are visiting Denver for one week.  Both of them came to Colorado just to attend Young AmeriTowne summer camp.

    Vail? Colorado Springs? Durango?  Sure – we’ve had students from these places come to Young AmeriTowne to get a unique and fun experience.  But Texas?  New York?  Korea?  We’ve never had anyone come that far before! Last week we hosted… Read the rest


    The Inside Scoop on Summer Camp

    By: Amanda Krische Published: June 27th, 2013
    Budding entrepreneurs hawk their products during the Run Your Own Business Mini Marketplace two weeks ago.

    We’re in the midst of our third week of summer camp at Young Americans, and things have been great!  We’ve had more than 400 young people come through our various camps, including Run Your Own Business, Young AmeriTowne and International… Read the rest


    Getting to Play Around

    By: Amanda Krische Published: June 10th, 2013
    One of four brand-new kiosks where students can check account balances and order personalized gifts.

    Schools have finished coming through our programs for the year.  Summer camp hasn’t yet started.  This is the time when we unveil changes to the various programs and upgrade any new shops in Young AmeriTowne and countries in International Towne…. Read the rest


    The Impact We Make Every Day

    By: Amanda Krische Published: February 21st, 2013
    The Snack Shop in Young AmeriTowne is always a popular hang-out during breaks.

    Every day I oversee the phenomenal staff members who work with 5th graders coming to Young AmeriTowne.  It never ceases to amaze me how enthusiastic each and every student is.  These students usually only get to come to Young AmeriTowne… Read the rest