Young Americans Blog

About: Katie Payer

As the VP of Communications at Young Americans, I share our stories, invite the community to our events, and increase our reach to new Colorado youth and families.

Posts by Katie Payer:

    Taking a Painting Break

    By: Katie Payer Published: November 24th, 2014
    Bank staff

    While all our staff members love interacting with the young kids and students who come through our building every day, we do need to let off a little steam every now and then!   This year, our staff holiday party… Read the rest

    Staff Stylin’ Shenanigans

    By: Katie Payer Published: November 6th, 2014
    Wednesday we all went CRAZY!

    The week of Halloween is always a fun one here at Young Americans.  Our staff members LOVE to dress up, so each day we pick a different theme as go all out!  Check out the photos of some of our… Read the rest

    Meet the Youth Advisory Board

    By: Katie Payer Published: October 20th, 2014

    The 2014-2015 Youth Advisory Board term is in full-swing, and the 16 members of the board are getting settled into their roles. On Saturday, the board had their third meeting of the year, plus a fun lunch social afterwards. Each… Read the rest

    5 Tips to Bring Financial Education to Kids

    By: Katie Payer Published: October 16th, 2014

    We recently connected with Sam Renick, a long-time fan of financial literacy for young people.  He wrote these great words of advice to parents for talking to kids about finances, and generously agreed to let us share his tips here…. Read the rest

    Our 2014 CYE Winners

    By: Katie Payer Published: October 6th, 2014
    Winner Jasey Chanders and her mentor, Justin Gold.

    Two of the winners of our annual youth business competition, the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, were selected over the summer.  We asked them each to patiently keep the news quiet so that we could announce them as the winners at our… Read the rest

    Second Saturdays Are Back

    By: Katie Payer Published: September 29th, 2014
    Class attendees participate in lots of hands-on activities and interactions.

    Our popular and unique Second Saturday classes are back this fall.  Each month, we host scores of young bank customers and AmeriTowne alums to teach them the next step in their personal finance. Classes are one hour long and focus… Read the rest

    A Summer Camper’s Story

    By: Katie Payer Published: August 25th, 2014
    Sonya Zakarian, a Be Your Own Boss summer camper

    The following post was written by a young lady who attended our summer camp.  She asked our staff if she could share her story through our blog, and we enthusiastically agreed!  Read about her incredible experience in her own words… Read the rest