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.
See our highlights from Financial Literacy Month 2014.
Our mentors volunteer in several categories, including General Mentoring, Foster Care, LGBT Youth, and Workplace Mentoring. Read on to learn about our programs: