July 2020
In This Issue
Date | Event
7.4 Closed for July 4
7.6-7.10 Eat at Birdcall
7.9 Virtual Finalist Announcement Party
Get Involved
Make a Gift
Virtual Programs
Summer Camps
Spotlight Event

From the President & CEO

The need for financial education continues to be great.  Education won't solve all of the challenges families and students face, but research suggests that youth, especially low-income youth, benefit exponentially from having financial knowledge with improvements in personal finance and decision-making skills.

With that thought in mind, we are so thrilled to be able to continue Young Americans Bank's summer Piggy Banks Scavenger Hunt!  Open to all youth, ages 4-21, the search is designed to provide more than just money smarts--it's a way for youth and families to sit down together to talk about financial topics. 

Although it looks a bit different this year as all activities take place at home or on a computer, we think you'll agree that the learning is just as fun. Youth explore a new virtual tour of Young Americans Bank, they make a list of needs and wants, they explore the difference between debit and credit cards, and much, much more.  And the best part of all, they earn money which is deposited into their account by participating.

Summer Fun for Kids

Start Your Search

Eat at Birdcall, Support YA

Eat at Birdcall from July 6-10 and help support youth financial education!

All three Birdcall locations (Union Square, Evans and Five Points) will donate 30% of sales to Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  Place an order online or at the in-store kiosk, use promo code denverlove, and do some good while you enjoy a meal!

Young Americans Bank

Update on Opening a New Account

To protect both your family’s safety as well as that of our employees, Young Americans Bank is currently accepting new saving and checking account applications only through the mail.  As we remain committed to providing quality banking and financial education, please contact the Bank at 303-321-2265 to receive an application and schedule an appointment to walk through the process.

Recommend Young Americans on Nextdoor

Young Americans Center For Financial Education is now on Nextdoor, the neighborhood hub. Would you recommend us to your neighbors and help get the word out? 

Virtual Girls Can 

Captivating Students and Delighting Parents

Parent Elizabeth Pexton has a daughter who participated in the Girls Can Virtual Program last month.  “I am very grateful for this class,” wrote Elizabeth.  “It taught and honed some skills for [my daughter], and boosted her confidence in many ways!”

Read her story on our blog.

Summer Camp in Full Swing

Students and staff were thrilled to participate in the first week of in-person Summer Camp programs last month.  Here is what a 7th grade Editor wrote in the Young AmeriTowne Newspaper about the day:

"2020 has been an interesting year to say the least.  Between everything going on in our current world, none of us had hope that we would get to do this camp.  But to our happy surprise, Young AmeriTowne continued the camp, adding special safety precautions.  Although we have to wear masks and there are a lot less of us, AmeriTowne is just as fun as it has every been.  It is great learning experience."

We still have a few camps with openings this summer.  Register today!

Finalist Announcement Party

The judging is now complete for the 2020 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition!  Watch the announcement of nine finalists live at a virtual Finalist Announcement Party, Thursday, July 9 from 5:30 - 6:00pm.


YouthBiz and Denver Startup Week

For the fourth year in a row, YouthBiz is partnering with Junior Achievement to provide youth-focused financial literacy and entrepreneurship opportunities during Denver Startup Week.  This year, DSW is going virtual, so there will be fewer sessions overall.  We would LOVE your support by voting for the two sessions we have proposed this year.  The process is simple!

  1. Go to
  2. Search for ‘Youth Pass Pitch Challenge’ in the Spotlight Track, select the session, and select “Vote for this Session.”
  3. Enter your email and create a password to solidify your vote.
  4. Search ‘What We Can Learn From Young Makers’ in the Maker Track and select “Vote for this Session”

That’s it! You’re done and you’ve helped tons of young entrepreneurs throughout the Front Range participate in the largest free, entrepreneurial event in the country.  Thank you!

Feel free to share with your networks, if you are so inclined.  Thank you so much in advance and reach out with any questions!

Sponsor Spotlight:

Kroenke Sports Charities Help Youth Understand the Value of Fun

At Young AmeriTowne, students learn the value of wisely saving and spending their hard-earned AmeriTowne wages for the activities they want to do most, such as taking a trip to the Young AmeriTowne Sports Venue shop!  At both the Lakewood and Denver locations, Kroenke Sports Charities sponsors this shop, where students get to try to see how fast they can put on a full Colorado Avalanche player’s jersey and gear or buy fun, interactive toys that they can take home. To do all this, though, they must have it budgeted in their spending plan.    

Learn more about the impact of Kroenke Sports Charities on our blog.


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