[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Executive Committee and Board of Trustees are currently reviewing a number of programs to support. It’s important for us to choose programs that support the mission of the Plutus Foundation. One part of our goal is to support financial capability programs established by a network of partnering organizations, and when review is complete, we will announce which programs we will support.

The second part of our goal is to promote endeavors initiated by members of our community, the independent financial media.

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Support Free, Ongoing Classes for Teens

Eva Baker’s Proposal: Free, Ongoing Classes for Teens

Teenagers today receive little to no education in the area of personal finance. Very few states offer any classes about money management and even fewer have a graduation requirement involving personal finance classes. Unfortunately, for most teens, these skills are not taught in their home either.

Rather than offering a single class on some random personal finance topic and never seeing the attendees again, Eva Baker would like to offer free classes to teens that are ongoing for a period of several months. This will allow us to develop authentic relationships with the attendees in pursuit of affecting their behavior and changing outcomes for their financial future.

Support from the Plutus Foundation would expand Eva Baker’s current work. Read more about this project.

Support Mt. Everest Money Simulation

Money Prodigy’s Proposal: Mt. Everest Money Simulation

Ever wonder how our teens can rank below nations like Estonia, the Czech Republic, and Poland in financial literacy? It turns out that only 17 states have mandatory personal finance teaching requirements.

Money Prodigy was founded by Amanda L. Grossman in order to close this money education gap, one kid at a time. By engaging kids in experiential + immersive money activities, Amanda creates safe learning spaces where kids can make life-learning money mistakes when the mortgage payment doesn’t depend on them getting it right.

The Mt. Everest Money Simulation represents her first outreach project to help in achieving this mission. Through funding from The Plutus Foundation, Amanda was able to create this program and will now be delivering it to students.

Support from the Plutus Foundation would build upon Money Prodigy’s work with developing the Mt. Everest Money Simulation. A grant from the Plutus Foundation provided the seed for the beginning of the project, but more funding is necessary for the program to grow. Read more about this project.

Support Free, Ongoing Classes for Young Women and Couples

Marsha Barnes’ Proposal: Free, Ongoing Classes for Young Women and Couples

The Finance Bar was born based off of Marsha Barnes’ desire to find creative ways of delivering financial resources to people who need it the most. From imagining a mobile hub that could be transformed into a financial educational station, a quaint and inviting coaching suite that was designed to inspire you while moving you to take action, and an online virtual hub to join in regardless of where you are located, my number one desire was to meet you where you are on your finance journey. So here we are.

Marsha created The Finance Bar because she LOVEs helping women and couples move from financially existing to financially thriving. She’s here to ease the anxiety you experience when you feel financially stuck and to work closely with you to achieve the financial lifestyle that makes you feel confident and secure. With The Finance Bar, you no longer have to suffer in silence or feel as though you don’t deserve hands-on help with your finances.

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