Young Americans Center for Financial Education

A nonprofit organization

$51,735 raised by 49 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

To continue delivering the Young AmeriTowne, International Towne and YouthBiz programs particularly to at-risk youth and under-served communities, would love to have your support.


Some words from our Young AmeriTowne participants this past year:

Thank you for the cost of the field trip - it was affordable. I liked the job of a reporter. Getting to know all of the workers was really fun. They were kind. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to come. I am glad that our jobs were all fun. Now I know what it is like to have a real job. Before we came to Young AmeriTowne, I loved learning all about it.  - Isabella, 5th grade student

Dear Young AmeriTowne Leaders - We are grateful for the scholarship that you gave us. We won't forget this experience that you gave us at Young AmeriTowne. - Alexis, 5th grade student

Dear AmeriTowne Workers - Thanks so much for preparing AmeriTowne, the shops and our money for the day. Thank you for giving me the experience to work and handle situations. I loved my job and being able to use a debit card. I wish I could have stayed longer because it was so much fun. P.S. Other kids will love it. - Ryan, 5th grade student

And a few words from our teachers:

Dear Young AmeriTowne Staff - Thank you so very much for your generosity. The scholarship you provided the students at Field Elementary School allowed them to experience a fun-filled day of learning that they will never forget. - Pat Egeberg, Teacher

For our students, this is the best way to teach math. They "get it" when it's about real things. - Teacher, Denver Public School

This is a great thing for the kids. Watching this event in action today has left me with a feeling of hopefulness and excitement to see what the next generation will achieve - Young AmeriTowne Parent Volunteer, Will Rogers Elementary School (87% of students low-income)


To develop the financial literacy of young people through real-life experiences and hands-on programs purposefully designed to enable them to prosper in our free enterprise system.

Background Statement

Vision: to build a Colorado where every student, regardless of background, knows how to earn, make and manage his or her money wisely.

In 1987, Colorado cable entrepreneur Bill Daniels founded Young Americans Bank in Denver, the world's only FDIC-insured bank specifically designed for young people up to age 22. Daniels believed "real-life banking experiences would lead to better employees, entrepreneurs, taxpayers, and citizens."

The following year community leaders established Young Americans Center for Financial Education as a companion nonprofit to expand financial education opportunities for Colorado youth. More than 48,300 Colorado students each participate in keynote programs: Young AmeriTowne (free enterprise), YouthBiz (entrepreneurship) and International Towne (global economics).

Your gift will help students gain 21st century skills in personal finances, business, economics, and workplace readiness in a fun and hands-on way. You will help students grow up prepared to make good decisions about how to spend, save, share and invest their money so they can be self-sufficient, contributing citizens.

The Center depends on the support of the community - corporations, foundations and individuals - to carry out this mission. Young Americans Bank is an educational institution, which does not make a profit and, therefore, does not provide a source of funding for the non-profit activities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Young Americans Center for Financial Education

other names

Young Americans Center, Young Americans Education Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Large Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Child Care Credit


3550 East First Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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