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About: Susan Stenhaug

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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.

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    Tales from Towne: College in a Day

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: March 2nd, 2015
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    When students arrive on the day of their field trip to Young Ameritowne, one of the first shops they hear about is the College. The Towne Director often describes the college as the “cheapest and quickest college you will ever… Read the rest


    Tales from Towne: ‘Tis the Season to be Charitable

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: December 11th, 2014
    Students and businesses can donate at the Donation Station.

    Every day as Young AmeriTowne comes to a close, I am rushing around to check in with the accountants to see if their shop was able to pay back the bank loan plus 10 % interest.  Each shop is required… Read the rest


    Tales from Towne: Welcome Back International Towne

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: October 9th, 2014
    The tablets are a great addition with the new murals.

    Hola!  Konnichiwa!  Privyet!  Shalom!  As students, carrying ceremonial flames  and flags representing their countries for the day, stand proudly in front of their peers to present greetings in their “native language” during an Olympic themed opening ceremony, I can’t help… Read the rest


    Tales from Towne: Credit or Debit?

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: September 11th, 2014
    A student from Timber Trail Elementary School swipes her debit card to check her balance.

    The financial world we live in today has changed a lot for consumers in the past ten years.  We have new tools to make payments such as Paypal or Venmo.  We shop online.  We rarely write checks anymore.  Small businesses… Read the rest


    Tales from Towne: Summer Camp Mini Marketplace

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: August 4th, 2014
    This young entrepreneurs raked in the cash during Mini Marketplace!

    All summer camps are full of opportunities for children to make friends, get out of their comfort zones, express themselves in new ways, and, of course, to learn everything you could possibly need to know about running your own business! … Read the rest


    Tales from Towne: Thinking Outside the Box

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: June 12th, 2014
    The Canadian President got creative with diplomatic relations.

    An amazing part of working in Young Ameritowne and International Towne is to see the kids really understand how Towne works. You’ll see quotes in the paper like “being an adult is hard” or “it’s hard to manage my money.”… Read the rest


    Tales From Town: Newspaper At a Glance

    By: Susan Stenhaug Published: April 28th, 2014
    Newspaper employees create and arrange the ads and stories in the paper each day.

    Coming to the end of my third week working in Young AmeriTowne, I still find myself mesmerized by how the students are able perform each of their tasks in a short period of time while managing to spend all of… Read the rest