The acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits can advance ones socioeconomic position in life. There are three main types of education: Formal, Informal and Non-formal. We incorporate all three in our delivery of programs and services.
It is important that we also provide scholarships to disadvantaged individuals that need financial assistance to attend college or receive professional certifications to advance in their careers.
Entrepreneurship is a means to change ones socioeconomic status for generations to come. We have designed several programs to assist students and adults with brainstorming business ideas and creating a business plan. We enhance this process by then introducing them to like minded businesses that are already established to prove that their dream company could one day become a reality.
Our programs are designed to teach individuals how to manage their money. This means learning how to pay bills on time, how to borrow and save money responsibly, and the importance of investing and planning for retirement.
According to the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, there are five key components of financial literacy: earn, spend, save and invest, borrow, and protect.
It’s one thing to learn how to add and subtract in elementary school, but it’s something else entirely to actually apply those principles to your own finances! Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and it’s largely because of a gap between what the math says they can afford and what they actually spend. Our programs are designed to bridge the gap so poor financial decisions can be avoided.
Exposure to how others live around the world increases ones curiosity to learn more. By exposing the youth as well as other underserved individuals to events, trips, and outings it is our desire that their personal and professional lives will be enhanced.
— Maya Angelou