Touching the lives of our students for more than ten years, we strive for a better tomorrow.
In 2007, the Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program was launched. Today, just as in the beginning, the program provides participating students financial awards for good grades while educating them on financial practices and requiring them to save at least 50% of their earnings. In the spring of 2009, tutoring was added as a service as the organization hired its first employee, a graduate of the program. With the addition of tutoring, dramatic results have been seen with some students greatly improving their academic scores in a single quarter and teachers reporting improved behavior and effort. In 2012, Veridian Credit Union began partnering with us to provide students with checking accounts for their supervised shopping trips, enhancing the learning process and furthering the goal of financial inclusion for our budding financial stewards. The commitment to providing financial stewardship training for both our low-income students and our volunteer families’ children (who tend to have higher incomes) was formally adopted in 2015.