WHAT IS THIS FINANCIAL FREEDOM MOVEMENT?
This is an initiative to help 1 Million Black children in America, ages 0-18, to open savings accounts with culturally-relevant financial literacy.
Research from Washington University shows that kids who have savings accounts in their names are 6X more likely to go to college.
A companion study shows that kids who have savings accounts in their names are 4X more likely to own stocks as young adults - no matter how much is in those accounts.
By getting 1 Million Black children access to Goalsetter savings accounts with fun, digital financial literacy, we are helping future generations to obtain both the knowledge and the savings habits that will transform their futures, and bring them one step closer to financial equity and freedom.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
SPONSOR A KID...OR TEN! Goalsetter is partnering with Eagle Academy, Fund 2 Foundation, NAF.org, Kenan Charitable Trust and other non-profit organizations across America to give savings accounts with fun, game-based financial literacy to underprivileged Black youth.
SPONSOR A SCHOOL OR A CITY: Want to make sure that every kid in East Louisville, East New York, or East Oakland has a savings account? Transform the future of your city by helping all kids to develop both the healthy savings habits and the knowledge to build wealth. Goalsetter will work with school systems and municipalities to help distribute the savings accounts and the financial literacy curriculum. Contact us at [email redacted] to partner.
Goalsetter is a Savings and Financial Literacy App started by a Black entrepreneur that lets kids and families save, and teaches key wealth-building concepts through fun educational quizzes powered by memes and gifs from social media influencers, hip hop artists and popular culture. Goalsetter has been proven to make saving and financial literacy fun for ALL kids from ALL backgrounds, and kids and parents alike love Goalsetter.
Goalsetter’s Founder is Tanya Van Court, an African-American executive who formerly led digital products at Nickelodeon, and led marketing at Discovery Education to get digital textbooks into classrooms across America.
Tanya has two degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and two degrees in parenting from her four children, Gabrielle, Hendrix, Maxwell, and Seneca. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Ryan Letts
- Tina Williams-Koroma
- Kristie Boyd
- Jessica Diallo
- Alex Schmidt
Tanya Van Court