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Summer Camp Kick-off – Young AmeriTowne2!

By: Amanda Krische Published: June 8th, 2015
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Summer Camps 2015 started with a bang at Young Americans Center for Financial Education!  For our first week of summer camp, we are running two different camps: Running Your Own Business and Young AmeriTowne2.  Both provide hands-on lessons in money… Read the rest



Philanthropy at Young Americans Center

By: Janet Redwine Published: June 1st, 2015
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What is philanthropy?  Literally, philanthropy means a voluntary action for the public good.  In practice, it means giving your time, talents, or treasure, and philanthropy is hugely important to Young Americans Center.  Philanthropy was an important value of Bill Daniels… Read the rest





Young AmeriTowne: Then and Now

By: Janet Redwine Published: May 25th, 2015
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Next year, Young AmeriTowne will be celebrating its 25th birthday!  As we wrap up our 24th year, we thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at what AmeriTowne was like in the 1990s. Towne Square Young… Read the rest







Sponsor Spotlight: State Farm

By: Janet Redwine Published: May 4th, 2015
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About State Farm George Jacob “G.J.” Mecherle, a retired farmer and insurance salesman in Illinois, founded State Farm Insurance in 1922.   Originally an auto insurance company for farmers, State Farm presently offers nearly 100 products and services to individuals and… Read the rest