WHAT WE DO:
Young Americans Center for Financial Education is the leader in innovative financial education for young people ages 21 and younger seeking hands-on programs about finances, economics and business. Young Americans features the only youth-focused bank in the world. Young Americans also offers an award-winning curriculum developed by and for teachers to prepare students for hands-on, experiential learning at Young AmeriTowne and International Towne. The overarching goal for all programs, including the Young Americans’ entrepreneurship program is to demonstrate commerce in action while building life skills, work skills, and financial self-sufficiency to achieve life-long success.
Since 1987, more than 600,000 youth have participated in the programs or bank.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Young Americans Bank
WHAT WE NEED:
As a non-profit, Young Americans receives deep and generous support from the Colorado community. Young Americans however, is always looking to engage with additional partners to increase the reach of its programs. Those interested in mentoring an entrepreneur, sending a classroom to Young AmeriTowne, volunteering in International Towne, or providing financial assistance to classroom outreach efforts, please contact the Development department at 303-321-2265.
For 25 years, students have come to one of our three locations to attend Young AmeriTowne. This fall, we’re going to the students by launching a brand-new initiative: Young AmeriTowne on the Road!
Young AmeriTowne on the Road is a smaller, portable version of our flagship program that offers an interactive built environment to replicate the current “wow”-inducing experience. Catering to classes of 25-50 students, the new setup is ideal for connecting with smaller schools and those in rural settings that have found it challenging to reach our physical locations. Combined with the new AmeriTowne Cloud — a cloud-based operating system for financial transactions and community interaction — Young AmeriTowne on the Road can be setup anywhere with a wireless hotspot to serve dozens of communities and thousands of students each year.
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