January 2020
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Date | Event
8 | Summer Camp Registration opens
25 | Girl Scouts Class
25 | Business Plan Workshop
28 | YouthBiz Workshop
2.1 | Money Matters Class
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From the President & CEO

Resolutions are top of mind this month, and a question I often hear is, "How can I help my children learn to be responsible with money?"  

Just like learning how to play an instrument or riding a bicycle, responsible money habits require practice.  That's why my first piece of advice is to encourage families to start young--when kids are in preschool or elementary school.  For example, a trip to the store is a good place to explain a want vs. a need--we need to buy milk to keep us healthy, we want to buy cookies because they are delicious.

Whether you believe in giving your children an allowance for chores or an allowance no matter what, make sure your children have some income.  They can't learn how to spend, save, or share without it.

As your children grow, be sure to share your own decisions about money with them.  If you're looking to buy an expensive item such as an appliance or car, explain how you researched the options and how you decided to pay for it.

Finally, Young Americans can help!  Free Money Matters classes start up at the beginning of February, YouthBiz entrepreneurship workshops resume this month, and Summer Camp registration is open now.  Let us help your children become Money Smart!

Money Smarts This Summer

Summer Camp registration is now open!  Youth who are entering third through eighth grade in fall, 2020 can participate in week-long day camps, including Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, YouthBiz, and more. Cost is $250 per camper per week, and financial aid is available.

Sign Up Today!

YouthBiz Marketplace Teaches More than Life Skills

Among the 37 youth-owned businesses at Belmar's YouthBiz Marketplace last month was 17-year-old Tania, creator of Special T Teas.  Months of hard work helped Tania arrive at Marketplace, a story both inspiring and exciting as Tania has overcome signifiant learning differences to open her business.

Read her story on our blog.

ReFUND What Matters

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is proud to be one of 20 nonprofits participating in the State of Colorado’s Voluntary Contribution Program, an important fundraising program offered through the Department of Revenue. ReFUND What Matters and donate a portion of your 2019 tax refund to create a generation of financially-literate youth!
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Resolve to Be Financially Thoughtful This Year

Being wise about money is for every person at every age.  Setting a good example is one of the ways we can pass along values of thrift and giving back to our children, grandchildren, and all the children in our communities.  

As you think about your New Year's Resolutions, resolve to be there for the next generation with a legacy gift of fun financial education. Cost to you now: Free. Benefit to them: Priceless.

Read more ideas on our blog.

Expanding Possibilities in YouthBiz StartUp

As YouthBiz StartUp wrapped up for the fall semester at Grant and Kepner Beacon Middle Schools, 33 youth entrepreneurs found new possibilities in entrepreneurship.  More than half of the participating students spoke a language other than English, yet their presentations and business ideas still knocked our socks off!

Find inspiration on our blog.

Sponsor Spotlight: 

Comcast Helps Entrepreneurs POP!

Comcast has made a tremendous impact on young business leaders like 16-year-old Promesse, Creator of Pop It!  By helping youth develop skills in utilizing technology, they can reach their entrepreneurial goals!

Learn more about Promesse and Pop It! on our blog.

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