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Our mission is to teach Baltimore City youth how to adopt a mindset of financial wellness.

Our vision, Baltimore City youth will live a healthy financial lifestyle.

 

Problem:

Youth are often excluded from conversations and decision making around money. It is rare that schools offer curriculum's on money management and in most households, money is considered an adult topic. The $mart Investors Club was created in 2018 to address the wealth and income disparities that exist among minority and low income families living in Baltimore City. Studies indicate that African American youth lag behind other ethnic groups in financial knowledge, income, and generational wealth. Youth that receive formal financial education tend to have better financial security and habits in adulthood (Kasman, Heuberger, & Hammond, 2018). 

Project Summary:

The goal of the $mart Investors Club is to educate youth participants about financial wellness and responsible uses of money. Our program allows youth to develop a healthy outlook and learn strategies to improve the outcomes. Through discussion and hands-on activities, youth will walk away from our program with the tools to make informed financial decisions. 

Supported by Baltimore City

Hosted by Money Talks Baltimore, LLC and fiscally Sponsored by Fusion Partnerships, Inc.

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Our free workshop is designed to help youth develop a healthier relationship with money.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Youth ages 12-18 and a Baltimore City resident. 

August 7, 2020

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Virtual Workshop 

  ***Registration is closed***

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  • Youth will learn about Financial Wellness

  • Assess their current financial habits and learned ways of thinking

  • Develop financial goals and learn strategies for achieving them

  • Learn about the importance of credit scores and review a sample credit report

  • Learn about financial milestones (college, marriage, family planning, buying a car, buying a house, ect.)

  • Learn about the importance of long-term financial planning

  • Learn strategies to avoid common financial pitfalls that may result in debt, bankruptcy, fraud and exploitation.

Congratulations to the $mart Investors Club Class of 2019!

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Financial Boot Camp

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Contact Us:

Interested in getting involved with $mart Investors Club or learning more about our work? Contact us today!

2300 Garrison Blvd, Suite 210
Baltimore, Maryland 21216

410-670-5889

410-670-5889

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