Financial Literacy Youth Project
As the country struggles to emerge from the worst economic crisis in decades, financial literacy has become a priority for America's youth. Reuben Advani, launched the Financial Literacy Youth Project to teach financial literacy to students, particularly those in neighborhoods most affected by the economic downturn. We truly believe we can offer basic financial skills training to help individuals earn and save more. This initiative is entirely pro bono and provided with the goal of helping America's youth build a better financial future.
We recently completed our first program series at Roberts Vaux High School in Philadelphia. A special thanks is owed to the dynamic team there who helped coordinate the program including Instructional Specialist Margie Goodwin, Math Teacher Kristin Combs and Principal William C. Wade. Additionally, Community Organizer Adam Lang was instrumental in securing his neighborhood council's support for this program. The success we achieved at Roberts Vaux High School represents the perfect public-private collaboration needed to educate America's youth about personal finance. It is a model we hope to duplicate at schools and community centers across the country.
We are seeking volunteers to increase financial literacy among America's youth. Getting involved is as simple as the following:
- Locate a point person (you or someone you know) with good teaching and personal finance skills
- Commit approximately four hours of time (spread out over several months)
- Arrange for a one hour phone call with Telestrat to review the presentation materials covering debt, savings and investing
- Present each of the four parts
It's as simple as that. To find out if your school or organization qualifies, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org