November 2019
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From the President & CEO

This past month marked our 18th annual event recognizing youth entrepreneurs, and we couldn't be prouder.  In this month's newsletter, you'll get to meet one of the winners, Ryder's Riches LLC, a 10-year-old who owns his own traveling gumball machine!  

A real highlight of the event for me was listening to the acceptance speech from another winner Jack Fleming, owner of Yard Boyz.  This outstanding 18-year-old summed up what entrepreneurship can do for a young person.  Not only has Jack learned about making money and cutting lawns, but he's also learned about relating to clients, about growing his business, and about how our free market system works.  Jack says that he is "inspired to have an interest in entrepreneurship and capitalism," and for that he is so grateful.

As we enter this thankful time of year, I can't help but feel gratitude for the opportunity to lead an organization that encourages such insight and wisdom.  Most of all, I'm thankful for the countless supporters that make these lessons possible every day of the year.

The Future of Business in Colorado:

Youth Entrepreneurs Shine at Annual Awards Gala

Young Americans Center for Financial Education celebrated the accomplishments of nine Colorado youth business owners at the Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars award ceremony and gala, presented by CoBank.  This annual event was held Thursday, October 3 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Read about this year's winners and finalists on our website.

Building the Best Burger at Burger Biz

YouthBiz teamed up with Park Burger restaurants to challenge middle and high school students to build their very best burger.  The result?  A lot of learning, thought, and inspiration, and four of the best-tasting burgers judges have ever tasted!

Read about their unique ideas and find out who won the $500 prize on our blog!

Taste the winning burger for yourself all month at Park Burger restaurants, which will donate a proceed of the sale to Young Americans Center!

Give Where You Live on Colorado Gives Day

Schedule your gift today!

Colorado Gives Day allows you to schedule your gift one month in advance.  This year's event takes place on Tuesday, December 10, but you can schedule your gift today!  
Schedule your Gift

2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Star Winner:

Ryder's Riches LLC

When Ryder received a gumball machine for his birthday, he decided to start a business: Ryder’s Riches LLC. Ryder’s Traveling Gumball Machine spends time visiting shops and restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisville, and Boulder area, adventuring to a new spot every month or two.

With the help of his mentor Leroy Williams, CEO of CyberTeKIQ, Ryder hopes to expand his business in the coming year. Discover where Ryder’s Machine heads next on his Facebook page.

Watch Ryder's Winner Video

Share the Love of Learning:

Subaru selects Young Americans Center as Hometown Charity

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is thrilled to be selected as one of two "hometown" charities benefitting from Schomp Subaru's annual Share the Love event!  Over the last eleven years, Subaru of America and its retailers have donated more than $140 million to national charities and over 1,170 hometown charities.  From November 14 through the beginning of January, a portion of all sales at Schomp Subaru can be designated to support Young AmeriTowne!

Learn more about this event online.

Entrepreneurs of the Month:

Gabe Nagel and Kellan Clapp, Omnivore's Colorful Challenge

Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Park Burger are thrilled to introduce you to Gabe and Kellan, creators of the Omnivore's Colorful Challenge!  Park Burger restaurants will feature their burger throughout the month of November, where a portion of its sale will benefit the hands-on financial education programs of Young Americans Center.

Learn more about Gabe and Kellan on our blog, and watch their segment on Colorado and Company.


Meet a Board Member:

Caroline Burke-Dullinger and Medha Pan, Youth Advisory Board Co-Chairs

The Youth Advisory Board at Young Americans Center for Financial Education provides a valuable youth perspective to the organization while youth gain experience in leadership, business, and philanthropy.  Each year, two co-chairs lead the Board by planning and running meetings, setting annual goals, and checking in regularly with staff.  They also help emcee the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala!  

This year’s co-chairs are Caroline Burke-Dullinger and Medha Pan, and we’re thrilled to share more about them on our blog!


Sponsor Spotlight: 

Young Americans Center recognizes State Farm at Annual Gala

In Young AmeriTowne, students learn about how philanthropy means giving one’s time, talent or treasure to better their community.  Long-time Young Americans Center for Financial Education supporter State Farm has done this and so much more.  To recognize this commitment, State Farm received the Linda Childears Free Enterprise Award at the annual Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars gala, held Thursday, October 3.  State Farm's Greg Rideout accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

Read about State Farm's incredible impact on our blog.

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