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:

    Spring Shopping Starts!

    By: Katie Payer Published: April 16th, 2015
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    Just in time to shop for Mother’s Day and graduation, Young Americans is hosting our annual Spring Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace. This unique event kicks off spring with more than 50 youth businesses showcasing their products. Come with the whole family… Read the rest

    Crazy Numbers of Classes

    By: Katie Payer Published: April 9th, 2015
    Class attendees participate in lots of hands-on activities and interactions.

    April is Financial Literacy Month and that means that we have LOTS of classes we’re hosting for all different age groups.  Saturdays are full of one-hour classes that focus on different financial lessons for bank customers of all ages.  Here’s… Read the rest

    Some New Faces in Towne for a Day

    By: Katie Payer Published: February 23rd, 2015

    A few weeks ago, our Development team helped out in Young AmeriTowne.  It was a wonderful experience for them to learn the ins and outs of how everything runs and works.  Here is the perspective of Betsy Sklar, Vice President… Read the rest

    On the Road Diaries: Episode 1

    By: Katie Payer Published: February 16th, 2015

    We’re starting a new blog series this month called “On the Road Diaries”.  Our traveling free enterprise program, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, has been to two locations so far.  After spending 19 days total working with 850 students from across… Read the rest

    Exciting Entrepreneur Events

    By: Katie Payer Published: January 29th, 2015
    Sell your products at the Spring Marketplace.

    Our entrepreneurship program kicked off 2015 with a bang!  We hosted a fantastic event with Denver Open Media where several businesses got to film and edit their own commercials.  The event was a hit and we’re looking at scheduling another… Read the rest

    What Are Your New Year’s Savings Goals?

    By: Katie Payer Published: January 19th, 2015

    Each year, millions of people make resolutions for the new year.  People resolve, or commit, to change or add something in their lives.  Many times resolutions focus on working out or healthy eating.  Others are based around attitude or life… Read the rest

    Marketplace Magic

    By: Katie Payer Published: December 15th, 2014

    What a phenomenal year this was for our youth business owners.  The community shoppers didn’t do too badly either! With more than 150 businesses participating in two weekends of Marketplaces, December at Young Americans started of strong.  This year’s batch… Read the rest