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2008
Young Americans Center received the 2008 Nonprofit of the Year award from the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce.

2004
The U. S. Treasury Department awarded the John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education to Young Americans Center for Financial Education for its Young AmeriTowne program.

The Nonprofit of the Year Award was awarded to Young Americans Center for Financial Education from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

2003
Samantha Warren, Young Entrepreneur Marketplace participant, was awarded the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce.

2001
Jason Simms Lee, Young Entrepreneur Marketplace participant, won Ernst & Young's Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

2000
Nicholas Smiley-Kallas, Young Entrepreneur Marketplace participant, won Ernst & Young's regional Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

1999
Elise Macmillan, Young Entrepreneur Marketplace participant, won Ernst & Young's regional Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

1997
Melissa Gollick, Young Entrepreneur Marketplace participant, won Ernst & Young's regional Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

1995
American Bankers Association Education Foundation selected Young Americans Bank as one of nine national recipients for the bank award for Outstanding Contributions to Consumer Education.

Young Americans Bank received a national award from the Commission on Saving and Investment in America for Community Partnership and Promoting Savings Ethics in young people.

Brian Chavez, Young Americans Bank customer, won Ernst & Young's regional Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

1992
Young Americans Bank was honored by the Samaritan Institute and the University of Denver with the Ethics in Business Award.

Young Americans Education Foundation received the Business/Education Partnership Award from the Colorado Alliance of Business for the Young AmeriTowne program.

Shawn Gregory, Young Americans Bank customer, won Ernst & Young's regional and national Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Young Americans Bank was honored with an award from the Association for Community Living in the Foothills for the bank's "acceptance of diversity and support for inclusion in the community."

1991
Young Americans Education Foundation received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Education by the Colorado Alliance of Business for the Young Entrepreneurs Program.

Young AmeriTowne received the Principal Award for Economic Education by Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge.

Adam Fingersh, Young Americans Bank customer, won Ernst & Young's regional and national Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

1989
Bill Daniels, founder of Young Americans Bank, received the On Behalf of Youth Award from national Camp Fire for his vision and inititiave in starting the bank.

1988
Young Americans Bank was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal from Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge for excellence in free enterprise education.


U.S. consumers owe over $2.4 trillion, nearly one fifth the size of the total economy. As a country, the United States borrows over $2 billion a day to cover an insatiable demand.




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