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:

    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

    Giving Our Treasure

    By: Katie Payer Published: June 5th, 2014
    The Towne Hall Community Relations Director and the Mayor present the checks to each charity representative.

    One of the key lessons in the Young AmeriTowne free enterprise curriculum is about philanthropy.  We teach our 5th grade students that philanthropy means giving of your “time, talents, and treasure.” The 5th graders have the opportunity to budget their… Read the rest

    Turning the State Red

    By: Katie Payer Published: May 15th, 2014
    Come check out our Red Cross banner in our atrium.

    This year the Red Cross of Colorado is celebrating its 100th birthday.  Over the past century, the Red Cross of Colorado has helped thousands of individuals and families in times of crisis, and has provided training and support to countless… Read the rest

    Exploring Our Monetary System

    By: Katie Payer Published: May 5th, 2014
    The Federal Reserve Money Museum is a great resource.

    On Monday, April 21, the members of the 2013-2014 Youth Advisory Board toured the Federal Reserve’s Denver branch, and the Denver Mint.  We’re lucky to have these two locations right in our city to explore.  It’s a great way to… Read the rest

    Calling All Stellar Teens

    By: Katie Payer Published: March 24th, 2014
    The newest Youth Board members pose for their official portrait.

    We are looking for incoming 8th-12th grade students to apply to our Youth Advisory Board.  No experience is necessary!  We’re looking for teens who are interested in business and finance, looking for a leadership opportunity, and can commit to the… Read the rest

    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