Young Investors Society At-Risk Schools Campaign
Young Investors Society has launched the At-Risk Schools Initiative to bring financial literacy to underserved communities and give at-risk students the opportunity to learn life-changing habits to save and invest for their future through our YIS after-school financial literacy program that focuses on personal finance.
Students will learn the value of earning money, saving, budgeting, banking, investing, career exploration, and so much more!
Our goal is to give low-income, minority, and at-risk high school students the opportunity to learn life-changing habits to save and invest for their future through our YIS financial literacy programs. The target audience is low-income, minority, and at-risk high school students in grades 9-12 with an emphasis on Title 1 schools. We would like to provide financial literacy education to underserved communities that otherwise would not have access to finance programs due to demographics, income levels and other socio-economic disparities among communities. We hope to end the cycle of poverty in these communities by empowering the youth to take an active role in their financial future.
Our donors’ contributions have helped grow Young Investors Society into the premier financial literacy program for teens. We rely on donors and corporate support to fund our School Sponsored Clubs and our two flagship programs, the Dollar-A-Day Challenge, and Global Stock Pitch Competition. We are thrilled to be able to expand our programs into underserved areas and need your help.
Your support is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to current program needs and opportunities to further grow our programs.
A gift of $365.00 will sponsor 1 At-Risk student in the Dollar-A-Day Challenge FREE Money Match Program.
A gift of $500.00 or will sponsor our Money Skillz Bootcamp for 8 At-Risk students.
A gift of $1,250 will sponsor 1 At-Risk School (20 Students) for an entire school year.
A gift of $2,500 will sponsor 2 At-Risk Schools (40 Students) for an entire school year.
A gift of $5,000 will sponsor 4 At-Risk Schools (80 Students) for an entire school year.
Our goal is to fund an additional 50 At-Risk schools for the 2020-2021 school year!
Help us reach our goal of $62,500
“You see a lot of disparity and poverty when you look at black and brown communities. There is a huge wealth gap there and a lot of it has to do with the knowledge of money, the stigma around money, how people manage their money, and the decisions that are made in those communities, as well as outside those communities that impacts those communities. If we can help the youth to have a better understanding of how to best use their money and how to grow their money and build businesses within those communities, that’s one way you can better develop those communities and the next generation to build something greater than what they have now.”
-Brandon Miller (Charlotte Independence Goalkeeper & YIS East Coast Advisory Board Member)