The VIJ Financial Literacy Program For Teens Is Seeking Your Help
Out of 13 years of formal schooling – I wasn’t able to go to college due to severe health issues – I learned about investing and basic financial literacy for only 3 or 4 months of that time.
And even then, it was the very basics of everything.
This is a disgrace.
And I’ve always thought this made zero sense.
Lack of financial literacy is a huge reason people get into massive debt, make unwise financial and life decisions, and just get by on a month to month basis.
After more than a decade of being in the financial realm I have many thoughts on why financial literacy isn’t taught in schools. But this is a different post…
Plus, I don’t believe in making excuses when you can make a difference.
Today I’m announcing that my team and I are putting together a new program to do our part in educating people about basic financial literacy.
This new program focuses on teaching disadvantaged teens in my local, Tampa, Florida area, financial literacy and is called our VIJ Financial Literacy Program For Teens.
We’re teaching these kids not only basic financial literacy skills to help them now, but also to help them over their entire lives get out of and stay out of poverty.
I’ve partnered with my local library to put this program on to teach these at-risk kids about the following things…
- Credit Cards
- Debit Cards
- Good and bad debt
- How to budget
- Should they go to college?
- If not, what other options are there?
- How to make money
- How to save money
- How to multiply money and how to get work towards getting rich
- The power of self-belief and how to get more self-confidence
- And much more…
But I need your help…
These Kids Need Your Help
With 11+ years of experience in finance and investing, I know a lot about this area. And I think we’re putting together a fantastic program that will help these kids.
But, this is my first time putting together a program for and teaching teens so I’m sure I’m missing some important lessons that you know.
I talk about this more in the 6-minute video below…
I’m looking for your recommendations for lessons to teach these kids so we can help change their lives and help them get out of and stay out of poverty.
So I’ve got two questions for you that will help me shape this program for the better…
- If you have teens what would you like your kids to learn about in a financial literacy program like this?
- What would you have liked to learn in your teens about these kinds of topics that you now know?
Please let me know in the comments below so we can change these kids lives for the better.
I’ll keep you updated on this program as it nears in late April.
P.S. If you’d like to become a sponsor and / or partner in this kind of program please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject VIJ Financial Literacy Program.
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