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Showing Off

By: Katie Payer Published: April 15th, 2013
High school students at TEDxYouth@MileHigh wrote their business ideas on flip charts around the exhibit space.

On Friday, two of our young entrepreneurs exhibited at TEDxYouth@MileHigh.  This event, part of the TEDxMileHigh series, offered engaging exhibits and inspiring talks for 2,000 high school students. In case you’re not familiar with TED, know that it’s a great… Read the rest





A Class for Not-So-Young Americans

By: Amy Area Published: April 1st, 2013
Amy Area teaches a group of parents about allowance rates for younger children.

Young Americans has a new initiative – aimed at “Not-So-Young” Americans — parents! We recognize that parents are a crucial part of the community that teaches youth to be financially responsible.  That’s why we’ve recently started to offer a series… Read the rest



April Showers Bring…Lots of Financial Activities!

By: Katie Payer Published: March 28th, 2013
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April is always a busy time around Young Americans. Why?  It’s Financial Literacy Month! Every year we plan dozens of activities, host a variety of classes, and offer presentations in scores of classrooms around Denver.  Here’s a quick run-down of… Read the rest



Building a Business from the Ground Up

By: Cheryl Prendeville Published: March 11th, 2013
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On Saturday, ambitious current and future business owners gathered in one place to learn from each other, discuss best practices, ask questions, brainstorm, and share successes. This was the Business Building Workshop and it kicked off a season of free… Read the rest



A Weekend with Colorado’s Movers and Shakers

By: Ellie Wroble Published: March 7th, 2013
Finland Ambassador Marilyn Ware poses with the Youth Board members.

Being a member of the Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education offers incredible opportunities.  Not only do the members get to learn about banking, finance, free enterprise, entrepreneurship, running a non-profit, how to read a budget,… Read the rest