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July 2019
In This Issue
Events
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11 | Spotlight Judging
16 | Finalist Reveal Party
Aug. 10 | Passbook Pizza Party


 
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From the President & CEO

How did you learn about money?  Some of us were fortunate enough to learn from our parents.  A few of us took classes in school.  But most of us learned about money through experience.

In our 2018 Annual Report, now available online, we share how a community of teachers, parents and donors have worked diligently to make hands-on, real world experiences in financial education possible for young people at Young Americans Center last year.  The youth who benefit from this experience are so very fortunate because their journey towards financial self-sufficiency began long before adulthood.  Thank you for making this possible!

Opportunities Abound at College for Kids

This summer, 200 fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-graders are "going to college" by participating in the College for Kids program.  Held at three Aims Community College campuses in Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Lupton, College For Kids provides hands-on educational experiences in sports, art, STEM, and even entrepreneurship through YouthBiz.

Find out who's "100 percent awesome" business took home a $100 cash prize on our blog!

Daniels Scholars Teach and Learn

Interns spend their summer at Young Americans Center

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to have four interns joining us this summer!  Madison Turner, Sasha Shadrina, Miguel Gonzalez, and Imad Rashed, current college students, have all stepped into roles as Counselors in Young AmeriTowne and Junior Money Matters summer camps.

Read about the lessons they've learned in their time at Young Americans on our blog.

Tales from Towne

AmeriTowne On the Road sets up shop at Moorhead Recreation Center

In total, 46 students participated in two different camps at Moorhead Recreation Center last month.  These deserving campers experienced a hands-on lesson in financial education through Young AmeriTowne or Junior Money Matters.  More importantly the, students gained confidence and education that will carry over into other aspects of their lives.

Read about how Malachi went from shy and unsure to proud and confident on our blog. 

Entrepreneur of the Month:

Yaunie Williams, YAUNIE'S Scrub Sensation

Yaunie Williams is the owner of YAUNIE’S Scrub Sensation, which she created four years ago when she was just eight years old. Yaunie hand makes all her sugar scrubs, bath scrubs, and gift sets, which make perfect birthday and hostess gifts. For Yaunie, owning her own business is a way to spread joy to her customers and her community!  

Learn about Yaunie's favorite product and watch her pitch her business on Colorado & Company.

 

Meet a Board Member:

Tamara Doi Beck, Northern Trust Asset Management

Growing up in north Denver, Tamara Doi Beck was one Young Americans Bank’s first customers when it opened in 1987.  Now as Senior Vice President at Northern Trust, Tamara's financial background is an asset to the Young Americans Center Board.  She realizes the true impact of Young Americans Bank as in institution committed to creating opportunity and empower youth to be financially capable.

Learn more about Tamara on our blog.

 

Sponsor Spotlight:

Amica Empowers Youth Entrepreneurs 

Amica Companies Foundation has supported the YouthBiz program of Young Americans Center with both financial support and volunteer time since 2016.  One of Amica's goals is to help individuals, families and communities become economically independent and strong; and by supporting YouthBiz, the Foundation does just that!

Read about the kind of hands-on learning students gain on our blog.

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