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:

    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

    Pigs Around Town

    By: Katie Payer Published: July 7th, 2014

    Want a fun way to earn money for your savings account while also getting fun prizes along the way?  Then join us in our Pigs Around Town summer-long scavenger hunt! Fifteen large pig cutouts will be found at various locations… Read the rest

    Meet the 2014-2015 Youth Board Co-Chairs

    By: Katie Payer Published: June 23rd, 2014
    Showing off their creations.  Which is your favorite?

    The term for the 2013-2014 board has ended.  We had a fantastic year learning about banking, finance, non-profits, philanthropy, business etiquette, and much more.  The Youth Board members finished up their term with a fun pool party at Bill Daniels’… Read the rest