September 2018
In This Issue
Festival Italiano
Burger Biz
Denver Startup Week
Money Matters Classes
Get Involved
Volunteer Opportunities
YouthBiz Stars Gala

From the President & CEO

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is gearing up for a new school year!  The Young AmeriTowne and International Towne curriculum has been updated, YouthBiz Workshops are scheduled, and we're anxiously awaiting our first students of the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, September 6.

Every year at this time, the old saying "it takes a village" seems more true than ever.  Without students and teachers, volunteers and parents, corporate sponsors and individual donations, and, of course, the top-notch Young Americans Center staff, our programs would not be possible.  I invite you to take a look at our Annual Report to see how each of these groups contributed to hands-on financial education last year, and to see how are programs continue to evolve.

Thank you YouthBiz Volunteers!

So far this year, 71 volunteers have donated more than 111 hours to help young people experience hands-on entrepreneurship education through YouthBiz at Young Americans Center!  We are always looking for community members to help the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Learn more about volunteering on our website.

We'd like to know...

Did you have a bank account when you were 10 years old?

Real Leadership Experience

Young Americans Center has announced the names of 17 young adults who will serve on its Youth Advisory Board this school year.  Representing schools and communities across the metro area, these Board Members will guide and oversee Young Americans Bank and Young Americans Center's nonprofit programs.

Read the full press release on our website.

Top Four Q & A for Donors:

Your Questions Answered!

Thank you to all the wonderful donors who give children the gift of financial literacy. Special thanks to those who took time out from your busy schedules to meet with us and share your thoughts. Would you like to meet, but couldn’t fit it in? Please call Jody for coffee, all questions answered­–our treat!–303-320-3240

Read about some of the top questions you’ve had for us this year on our blog.

A FREE Workshop and Celebration 

Designed for Middle and High School Students

Do you love a great burger? Have you always thought you could create a burger masterpiece?  This workshop, which runs the full week of September 17 from 5:30-7:00pm, will give participants a window into the world of the restaurant industry.  The best burger concept, which will be announced at a culminating event on Saturday, September 22, wins a $500 prize!

Sign up today--space is limited!

Money Matters Classes Return

Free Money Matters Classes return this month!  These classes, for 4-19 year-olds, teach young people about the importance of money and banking in a fun, hands-on way.  Plus, kids earn money by participating!  Here is the August class schedule:
  • Saturday, September 8 - Debit Card Fun at Cherry Creek (ages 10-12)
  • Saturday, September 15 - Lunch Time! at Belmar (ages 4-6)

All classes are on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am.
Space is Limited - Sign Up Today!

Entrepreneur of the Month:

Delaney Ryan, Laney's Lipcare

Delaney hasn’t been in business very long, but her products have already found extraordinary success! Laney’s Lipcare, which Delaney started after creating a business plan for a school project, uses all-natural ingredients to create lip balm and lip tint.  Looking to “make a change in the world,” Delaney donates 10% of her profits to The Skin Cancer Foundation.  Delaney is also a finalist in the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition.

Read more about Delaney and watch her segment on Colorado & Company.

Meet a Mentor:

Margaret Kelly, Retired CEO RE/MAX

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is pleased to introduce you to Margaret Kelly, the retired CEO of RE/MAX, who is generously serving as a mentor in this year’s Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition.

Margaret Kelly’s first job was working in her dad’s machine shop in Detroit, Michigan.  This experience taught her the value of hard work, and it also encouraged her to pursue a college degree and a career in finance—one that eventually led to being CEO of an international corporation.

Read more about the advice Margaret has to offer an up-and-coming youth entrepreneur on our blog.

Sponsor Spotlight

KeyBank brings hands-on learning to students throughout Denver

AmeriTowne On the Road in metro Denver is poised to reach 3,390 young people this fall.  This program is made possible through the generous support of KeyBank, which launched this program three years ago.

Read more on our blog about how KeyBank impacted metro area students last year.

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