Young Americans Blog

About: Mary Ellen Schuster

As a Program Assistant for Young AmeriTowne and International Towne, I enable each student to have a fabulous, fun, and educational experience when they are in Towne.

Posts by Mary Ellen Schuster:

    Tales from Towne: The Investment Company

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: January 12th, 2015

    How early is it to begin discussing investing with children? As soon as a child demonstrates curiosity about investing, they may be ready to learn some basics. Many kids are hungry to learn about investing and are eager to watch… Read the rest

    Reflections on the Year

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: December 22nd, 2014

    This past year was tremendous for Young Americans Center. It may have gone by in the blink of an eye or seemed like a whirlwind at times. Yet, in retrospect, it was profoundly successful. There were first time events that… Read the rest

    Girl Scouts Badge Classes

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: October 23rd, 2014
    Girl Scouts take part in many different classes to earn a variety of financial literacy badges.

    Young Americans Center for Financial Education has a variety of community partners that collaborate to help each other. One of those partnerships that has developed in recent years is with the Girl Scouts of Colorado. The Girl Scouts A little… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: A Teaching Partnership

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: September 25th, 2014

    A partnership between Young AmeriTowne and Metro State University of Denver has been developing for several years now. Many students attending MSU Denver to study education are given the opportunity to receive credit hours by taking one day to visit… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: Purchasing Online

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: August 21st, 2014
    A Young AmeriTowne citizen purchases customized dog tags at a kiosk in Towne.

    Nowadays, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to make a purchase. There is no need to get up off of your couch to make that happen!  With the simple click of a mouse, items can be selected and stored in an… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: Planting the Seed

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: June 26th, 2014
    Will this girl grow up and want to be a doctor?

    At ten years old, a youngster likely does not have the faintest idea about what he or she wants to be when grown up.  Of course, it is not expected that a fifth grader has insight into his or her… Read the rest

    Tales From Towne: Donation Station

    By: Mary Ellen Schuster Published: May 12th, 2014
    Nevaeh Pflipsen shares her experience as the Community Relations Director.

    In the middle of Young AmeriTowne sits a large setup that is important to all seventeen shops and every citizen. This station does not have hired employees, nor does it sell any products. Yet, it is a crucial element of… Read the rest