My early life had many challenges - health struggles as a child, being small for my age, not knowing the language, being bullied were tough experiences, but the hardest thing of all was being poor. Not having what other kids had, like store bought food or clothes, and being ostracised for it. I knew nothing about money, apart from the fact that some had it and others did not.
Fortunately for me this was a short period of my life. As a young adult I learned about money and finances and once I got into my stride I became financially knowledgeable and secure.
My goal is simple; by helping youth to become financially literate we can help them avoid the pains I felt growing up and provide a sense of hope that their future that can be different.
Our funding target is $5000 which allows us to run an initial pilot youth financial literacy summer day camp program in July of 2017 and to pay for legal costs to start a Youth Financial Literacy Society
Your contribution will allow us to:
· Provide youth of lesser means the opportunity to obtain a financial literacy education through our summer day camp program.
· Develop financial literacy materials that are experiential, all encompassing and tailored to how youth learn.
· Create a Youth Financial Literacy Society that will promote and provide financial literacy education and training so that young people will learn how money is made, how to spend wisely, how to save and how to invest. Our goal is to create a standard for money education for youth.
Help us “Send a kid to camp, financial literacy camp”
How you can help
Sponsor a teen for a week of camp $250.00 (this covers the cost for classroom space, lunch, busing, activitiy fees and insurance)
Supply lunch and a day at camp $30.00 per participant
Provide Busing $15.00 for a student per day
Contribute to the “Create a Youth Financial Literacy Society Campaign” $? Your Choice
I only have my talents to share so here are rewards for contributing (besides feeling good for helping through your contribution)
See the rewards available on this page. Here is one more level.
Level 5 $ 0 A big hug from our team of volunteers. Become financially literate yourself by visiting our website and reading our many articles on this vital topic and passing along your knowledge to your child, grandchild or a youth . Every click helps promote awareness around financial literacy. Thank you.
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