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:

    We Want You! Join Our Team

    By: Katie Payer Published: March 3rd, 2014
    Our staff loves dressing up - in addition to teaching young people about finance.

    Did you have a phenomenal Young AmeriTowne experience when you were 10?  Do you still remember what it was like to deposit you pennies into your Young Americans Bank account?  You can rekindle those feelings and help create new memories… Read the rest

    An Alumni Perspective

    By: Katie Payer Published: February 6th, 2014
    Kalen was on the 2007-2008 Youth Advisory Board (front row, fourth from left).

    Kalen Acquisto was a long-time participant in everything Young Americans.  From an early age, she held a bank account and participated in a variety of classes and activities.  As a Program Associate at the El Pomar Foundation, Kalen is expanding… Read the rest

    Entrepreneur Success: Peetz Perks

    By: Katie Payer Published: February 3rd, 2014
    The students of Peetz Perks are open for business.

      In September 2013, Peetz Perks became the first winner of the new “Affiliated Category” in the Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs business competition. Young Americans created this category to recognize the many businesses started by large groups, schools, scout troops,… Read the rest

    New Year’s Resolution – Start Saving

    By: Katie Payer Published: January 2nd, 2014
    Always pay yourself first from any money you receive.

    New Year’s resolutions never seem to last past mid-February (if we’re lucky).  But there’s one resolution that is important enough to last a whole lifetime — saving!  In recent days we’ve seen lots of Christmas money deposited into savings accounts… Read the rest

    A Young AmeriTowne Original

    By: Katie Payer Published: November 25th, 2013

    As of December 31, 2012, Young AmeriTowne had reached 300,009 students throughout Colorado over its 21 year history. As we begin to wrap up our 22nd year, I sat down with a 34 year old Denver native who attended the… Read the rest

    The Builders Lab is Open!

    By: Katie Payer Published: November 18th, 2013
    Join us in the Builders Lab!

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Builders Lab, a place for inspiration and business know-how. An online hub for aspiring young business owners, the Builders Lab is home to a community of curious and inspired minds. It… Read the rest

    10 Ideas for Starting a Business Over the Thanksgiving Break

    By: Katie Payer Published: November 7th, 2013
    Fall is the perfect time to start a yard business -- with leaf raking.

    Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and with that holiday comes at least four full days of time off from school.  Sure there’s still homework to think about, and the “challenge” of eating all that food.  But how do… Read the rest