Ypsilanti, MI–March 23, 2018-April is Financial Literacy Month which is fitting as this spring Mentor2Youth has partnered with Freedom Beyond Wealth to host a 10 week interactive financial education workshop for kids. The workshop entitled Dollars & Cents, will occur Fridays April 6th from 9:00 am-10:00 am at New Beginnings Academy in Ypsilanti. Collectively Mentor2Youth, Freedom Beyond Wealth, and New Beginnings Academy are working together to raise awareness for the need for an increased financial literacy within the community.
Emmanuel, Founder of Mentor2Youth shared “Right now financial literacy programs are no longer present in our schools and for families coming from low-income households, it can also be lacking at home so it is important that youth are taught over time how to utilize money as a tool that supports their life goals and objectives”. Godfrey, Founder of Freedom Beyond Wealth shared “Only a handful of states actually require students to take a financial education course and many times those courses use outdated examples or are filled with terminology students will likely forget. The Dollars & Cents Workshop breaks down complex financial principles and requires students to immediately apply them hopefully allowing for more understanding. It’s amazing to have Mentor2Youth and New Beginnings Academy as partners and pioneers in our mission to spread financial literacy”.
Mentor2Youth is a local youth agency based in Ypsilanti serving youth across Washtenaw County. It’s mission is to prepare youth to excel in life, academics and work. We have done this since 2011 serving more than 500 youth through our school-to-career pathway programs. Our goal is to provide a school-to-career pipeline in Washtenaw County by 2022.
About Freedom Beyond Wealth
When did learning money management skills become difficult and boring? Freedom Beyond Wealth believes understanding personal finance should be an exciting interactive experience. As a financial education company, Freedom Beyond Wealth, encourages simple financial freedom through various publications, workshops, and one-on-one consulting.