The grit and resilience of the mentees can not be overlooked, and their stories should serve as a lesson to us all... This appreciation of mutual learning and growth is my biggest take away.
- Carolyn Niersbach, Moneythink Mentor
One of the bonuses of Moneythink is that the students are not the only beneficiaries: They’re educating Mom. They’re saying, ‘Don’t use a money order to pay tuition. Let’s go open a checking account.’
- Principal Arthur Reliford, Chicago Tribune
I’ve learned the purpose and importance of an organization that sees the need for financial literacy in impoverished neighborhoods and the social justice and impact that comes along with it.
- Tia Keeton, Moneythink Mentor
It was more than teaching just financial literacy; it was teaching us to be effective members of society.
- Jeremiah Douchee, Moneythink student
Due to unprecedented college costs and a complex higher education system, the achievement gap between high-income and under-resourced youth is unjust and unacceptable. Moneythink supports financial decision making for under-resourced college-bound youth by providing personalized coaching, coaching, and technology to each of our students. Our work increases the likelihood that youth successfully enroll and persist through to postsecondary graduation.
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