Celebrating Youth Entrepreneurship in Colorado
Young Americans Center for Financial Education Recognizes Young Business Owners
An independent panel of judges evaluated applications of youth, ages 6-21, before selecting this year's nine business finalists. Of those, a winner will be selected in each of three age categories who will receive a $1,000 cash award and a mentorship pairing with a local business leader. This year's finalists include:
6-11 years old: Jack Bonneau (9) - Jack's Stands, Ruby Lucken (8) – Food Cubby, Acacia Sack (11) – Reading Goal Bookmarks
12-15 years old: Sam Craig (14) – Smax Sticks, Lily (15), Chloe (14), and Sophie (11) Warren – Sweet Bee Sisters, Kayla Wolins (14) – Cards for Caring
16-21 years old: Nic Ansuini (17) – Wild Wood Pens, Hannah Isenhart (16) – Hanimals, Ariane Vigil (21) – Teal Poppies
About Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs and Young Americans Center
Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs is a business competition and dinner event fundraiser that benefits the programs of Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a nonprofit charity that reaches more than 60,000 youth every year through hands-on programs and real-life experiences to develop financial literacy in youth. For tickets ($250 per person) and sponsored tables ($2,500 and up) contact Janet Redwine at 303-320-3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.yacenter.org to learn more about Young Americans' resources for young business owners, as well as flagship programs Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, YouthBiz, Money Matters classes and Young Americans Bank in Denver, the only FDIC insured real bank in the world designed specifically for young people (age 21 and under).
Janet Redwine, Communications Director