At Mentoring USA, we help prepare young people for future success. Our Financial Education Initiative helps young people learn more about financial basics, navigate the fundamentals of personal finance, and encourages personal financial responsibility.

The program teaches children the fundamentals of how to manage, budget, save, spend, and invest money. Through support from the NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation, we are able to provide financial education and mentoring for youth of all ages.

Mentoring USA also offers an annual Financial Education mini-conference that targets mentors, mentees, and the mentee’s parent/guardian(s). In the spring of 2014, Mentoring USA held a Financial Education Forum for mentees and their family in Newark NJ, offering strategies on 1) making effective financial decisions; 2) improving money management skills; and 3) increasing knowledge about financial systems.

Financial Literacy Highlights

See our highlights from Financial Literacy Month 2014.

Learn About Our Other Programs

General Mentoring

Our mentors volunteer in several categories, including General Mentoring, Foster Care, LGBT Youth, and Workplace Mentoring. Read on to learn about our programs:

Through our Career Days and Workplace Mentoring program, young people receive guidance and mentoring through structured activities, job shadowing, skills-based mentoring, and educational initiatives. Learn more.
Our Financial Education Initiative helps young people learn more about financial basics and navigate the fundamentals of personal finance, and encourages personal financial responsibility. Learn more.
This core program component focuses on improving mentees’ self-efficacy, combatting school dropout, and helping mentees make the connection between their current school experience and the outcomes they can achieve later in life. Learn more.
This program focuses on developing good exercise habits, nutrition and healthy lifestyles knowledge and awareness, and improved self-esteem. Learn more.
One of the most impactful ways mentors can influence mentees is by modeling positive behaviors that help them learn to respect themselves and others. Learn more.