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About Young AmeriTowne

Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 5th and 6th grade teachers to help teach students about business, economics and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. Young AmeriTowne has received countless accolades for its engaging format and its applicability across all types of student and school demographics. One of our most popular programs, more than 235 schools across Colorado participate in Young AmeriTowne each year. 


How Does Young AmeriTowne Work?

Teachers who elect to participate use our curriculum and materials to teach lessons and activities that introduce concepts such as supply and demand, job skills and work habits, banking procedures, democratic process, civic consciousness, and career awareness. These lessons prepare students for the culminating experience, a day in 'Young AmeriTowne,' where they will physically apply concepts they've learned by working together to operate a 17-business town. 


This life-like simulation is an incredible learning experience for all students that not only teaches important economic concepts, but also valuable life skills. Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity and sign your class up today!


Why Sign Up for Young AmeriTowne?

  • Supports school district standards and benchmarks - many of Young AmeriTowne's lessons support standards in economics, English language arts, math, and civics. The program also promotes career exploration.
  • Fosters learning and self-esteem - Young AmeriTowne gives all students important roles and doesn't place limitations on them.  This environment motivates students to learn and helps build self esteem.
  • Applicable to all types of student demographics - Young AmeriTowne effectively engages all types of student populations, including gifted & talented, ELA, ELS, special needs, and at-risk. The program has proven successful for all types of schools, including public, private, parochial, alternative, and home.
  •  2 convenient Colorado locations - Lakewood and Denver.

Young AmeriTowne is also offered direct to youth as a weeklong summer camp.  For more information, visit Summer Programs and Camps.


"This program was the best thing we have done all year for self esteem and/or confidence. Everyone was so proud of what they had done."  - 5th Grade Teacher

Young Americans Center was awarded the "John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education" by the U. S. Treasury Department for its Young AmeriTowne program.

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