YouthEntity lands $100,000 grant for financial literacy |

YouthEntity lands $100,000 grant for financial literacy

YouthEntity announced Wednesday that it has received a $100,000 Daniels Fund grant to support and expand its financial literacy programs in current service areas and Western Colorado.

The grant will support a program entitled “I am financial knowledge” for grades five through eight, and “Banking on Your Future” for high school students. The program is a joint effort between YouthEntity and Alpine Bank.

Last academic year, YouthEntity served 2,700 students, including 1,830 who participated in a personal financial literacy workshop in Garfield, Pitkin, Summit, Mesa and Eagle county schools. Students earn cash awards of up to $15 each for a perfect test score.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation that provides help to residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grant program, scholarship program and ethics initiative. For more details, visit

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