Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC), in partnership with the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, recently held a gift shop ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase our young entrepreneurs.

Isabelle May, founder and owner of Charming Wine Charms and a seventh grade student at St. Mary’s Academy, recently won the 6-11 age category in a state-wide business competition for youth business owners. As the winner, she received $1,000 and was paired with RMHC president/CEO Maureen Tarrant. Through the Young Americans mentorship program, May has been working with Maureen to improve her business operations. To improve retail sales and enhance May’s merchandising and pricing experience, May’s handmade products are sold at the hospital’s gift shop, along with products from six other local entrepreneurs.

Young Americans Center for Financial Education is committed to developing the financial literacy of young people through real-life experiences and hands-on programs purposefully designed to enable them to prosper in the free enterprise system. Young Americans Center fulfills this mission through diverse program offerings that build life and work skills for more than 43,000 young people each year. Its beloved educational programs include Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, Money Matters and YouthBiz.