The Young Americans Center for Financial Education is the complement to a bank just for youth, the Young Americans Bank started in 1987. The Center offers resources and educational curriculum to endow children with the necessary skills to lead a life of financial security. Young Ameritown is the Center's educational program for 5th and 6th graders in Colorado. The curriculum first teaches students about basic economic supply and demand, democratic processes, banking, and career readiness, and then has students run a fictitious 17-business town. Young Americans Center for Financial Education serves 45,000 youth each year.