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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









A Young Americans You Can Eat

By: Katie Payer Published: December 19th, 2012
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Think your gingerbread house-building skills are good?  Are they good enough to build Young Americans!? Last night, the staff of Young Americans competed in teams to build their favorite aspect of the organization.  Here were the judging criteria: Creativity Attention… Read the rest