We recruit and train college volunteers to serve as near-peer role models, college mentors, and financial coaches to low-income teens in high school classrooms within our communities. In partnership with schools and community organizations, our volunteers lead 11th-and-12th-graders through a 21-week program focused on the real-world financial decisions that young people face.
Through our program, young people work together to build strong relationships, engage in meaningful dialogue, and take practical action toward their financial and career goals. Our volunteers deliver programming at the local partner site, in a student-to-mentor ratio of 5-to-1 or less, once per week for a full school year.Learn how we work.
To date, Moneythink has trained 969 college volunteers to provide financial mentoring to 7312 students in need. Marvin used the budgeting skills he learned from his mentor to help his mother keep the heat on in the winter. Jamal saved up to buy eyeglasses for his little sister so that she could see the blackboard at school. Merriel started saving for college books. Our impact is real, and measurable.See the stories. See the numbers.
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