Youthentity delivers career exploration and financial literacy programs to grade school students - from elementary school through high school - throughout Colorado’s Mesa, Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, and Summit counties.
Career Development Programs
Many kids graduate high school without the necessary skills to be successful in today’s competitive job market. Youthentity programs teach kids what’s expected of them in a professional environment - how to meet deadlines, work with others, manage projects, and take initiative. We offer internship-style programs for high school students; as well, our Career Day programs give middle and elementary school students a glimpse of what they can achieve in the future.
High School Career Development:
Career Academy & YE University
Youthentity Career Academy and YE University is a pilot program for the 2019-2020 academic school year, replacing Youthentity’s previous high school career development programs for Roaring Fork Valley students. The Career Academy offers two tracks: Construction Management and Hospitality. Students in both tracks also receive career coaching through YE University, an online platform that educates students on effective workplace communication, interview skills, resume-building and more. The goal of our Career Academy & YE University program is to help kids gain an edge in exploring careers while understanding and mapping out the milestones needed to achieve their dreams.
In-school Career Day workshops for Elementary & Middle School STudents
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
At Youthentity, we believe that if you can see it, you can be it. That’s why we’ve developed career exploration programs for middle and elementary school students, bringing in working professionals to facilitate 2-hour and half-day workshops to show kids what a career may look like when combining their individual talents and interests. Our volunteers represent a range of professions from the trades to those that require a traditional four-year degree, including public safety, cosmetology, veterinary science, ecology and more.
Financial Literacy Programs
Personal Financial Literacy supplements our career development programs, helping kids understand the basic tenets of financial responsibility, and how those concepts affect their future as empowered adults. Youthentity offers two financial literacy programs: Banking On Your Future, for high school students, and I Am Financial Knowledge, Levels I & II, for grades 5 and 8.
I am Financial KNOWLEDGE
Designed for 5th grade students, IAFK’s Level I program educates kids on the concepts of credit, interest, debt and more. Level II, for 8th grade students, builds on Level I.
Banking On Your Future
Banking On Your Future readies high school kids for the world of paycheck management, paying rent, and building a realistic budget.