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Financial Literacy in the Classroom

$300 of $56,980 goal

Raised by 7 people in 27 months
Dionne Nicholls  BROOKLYN, NY


Financially CLEAN
is a 501(c)(3)non-profit financial literacy program designed to educate youth on how to manage, grow and protect their money in a fun and interactive way, through classroom lessons, workshops and web seminars.

According to a 2014 study by JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy , 95% of high school seniors and 75% of graduating college students in the United States are financially illiterate.

Shaun and I co-founded the organization a year and half ago to fill this void in the school curriculum and give kids the head start we didn't have, particularly in underesourced areas. 

Our mission is to help youth develop financial discipline and awareness in order to create generational wealth for themselves, their families and communities for years to come.

Our ultimate goal is to see that every child is taught core financial principles in school by the age of 18 before they apply for their first credit card.

We've reached over 500 kids so far.

To meet the immedidate demand for our program we need your help. In January 2017 alone we have 2 high schools and 1 at-risk youth organization --a total of 250 students who want our services in New York.  Your donations would help hire instructors, provide workbooks, guest speakers, graduation certificates and gifts to the students.  We have lots of volunteers who want to come on board but do not have a space to train them. To date, our program has been self-funded but we can no longer do it on our own.

Your partnership with CLEAN is the solution to the financial illiteracy crisis we face in this country. With your support,  we can raise awareness and eradicate issues like poor credit, rising debt levels and early bankruptcy filings by providing our youth with the financial tools for success.

We can't thank you enough.   --Dionne & Shaun

Live Financially CLEAN.
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Update 2
Posted by Dionne Nicholls
25 months ago
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Hey Everybody,

2016 has been a awesome year! Over 500 students can officially say they are, "Living Financially CLEAN!" We even took our program to Canada where we taught at the University of Ottawa. Such an awesome and inspiring experience.
Ottawa University Graduating Class 2016
The Dean was on hand to celebrate.
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Update 1
Posted by Dionne Nicholls
27 months ago
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Come one, come all Sunday November 6th, 2016 from 10am-3pm to spread the financial literacy word with us!
Our Early Financial Literacy Community Awareness Kickoff event will take place in Brooklyn this month. Let's get out there, ignite the conversation, make change and have fun!

See link below for details.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financially-clean-community-awareness-kickoff-tickets-28914368655

See you next week!
Dionne
#LiveFinanciallyClean
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$300 of $56,980 goal

Raised by 7 people in 27 months
Created October 22, 2016
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Patricia McIntosh
26 months ago
$30
Anonymous
26 months ago
FS
$50
Felicia Stevens-Niles
27 months ago
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$100
Annmarie Rowe-Straker
27 months ago

Join the movement in getting our children financially literate, this is an important and inspiring cause!

LR
$20
L. Anthony Roberts
27 months ago
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$25
Anick Silencieux
27 months ago

Education is key when it comes to financial literacy. Unfortunately, it is barely covered in school's curriculum. Your Non-Profit helps bridge the gap. I'm happy to support this important and inspiring initiative. To Your Success!

JF
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Janice Fontaine
27 months ago

I wish I had this knowledge when I was in school. This a fantastic thing you are doing. Well done Shaun and Dionne!! XO

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