It's hard to believe we're celebrating 15 years of life-changing financial capability programming for teens in Milwaukee, throughout the state of Wisconsin, and beyond. Over this decade and a half, we've expanded and adapted to continue meeting the needs of teens and their communities, and we're so grateful for the support from all of you that made that possible.

To mark this milestone, we'll be spending the year asking friends, supporters, and stakeholders to share their thoughts on what's special about SecureFutures, its mission, and its impact. We had to start with a word from our founder, Lloyd Levin, whose vision was responsible for the creation of SecureFutures as Make A Difference - Wisconsin in 2006. We've also asked our staff to take time to reflect on why they're proud to be part of SecureFutures. Read more from Lloyd and the SecureFutures team.
Many of our mentors and coaches have become role models for our students, and in turn have been taught by these students that a new generation of role models is rising up to meet the need. If our organization has facilitated this movement, then we will have lived up to our name -- SecureFutures -- which will truly apply to our students, to our mentors, and to our community.
- Lloyd Levin, Founder
I am proud to be a part of SecureFutures because we are an organization that walks our talk. To be able to see the impact in real time keeps me going and lets me know that we are a part of a solution. I love our students, our mission and our team.
- Stephaine Crosley, Money Coach Program Manager
We are here to do one thing, and that thing is to empower teens through financial literacy. Over the last 15 years, how we work toward that has changed and expanded, but the mission is at the core of everything that we do. This focus is part of the strong foundation that has enabled us to successfully adapt to a variety of changes, challenges, and opportunities over the years.
- Kristen Ruhl, Program Director
It is the people involved with this mission and organization that make life-changing results possible. An incredibly determined founder, many dedicated team members, volunteers, community partners, and supporters, and more than 90,000 teens who said "Yes, I want to invest in my future!"  It has been my great privilege and honor to serve alongside these people and witness the extraordinary impact made on our communities.
- Brenda Campbell, President and CEO

We're delighted to welcome Daisy Fregoso, Robert LaGrant, and Max Mann to the SecureFutures Board of Directors, and are looking forward to learning from their leadership. Learn more about our new Board members.

The 2021-2022 school year is here, and we're looking forward to continuing to connect volunteers with teens in a variety of virtual, in-person, and hybrid formats.

We're in the planning stages for our next session of Money Coach, and are looking for new and returning volunteers to join us as coaches. The fall semester program runs from October-December, with training in September. To sign up or learn more, contact Program Manager Kiana Ayala at

The 2021 SecureFutures Investment Conference is around the corner on September 23rd, and it's not to be missed! This year's keynote speaker is Jon Gray, President and COO of Blackstone. If you're a SecureFutures volunteer, you have access to a special ticket price, and our early bird special for regular tickets is also in effect through September 15th. Don't wait - register now!
Thank you, WI Financial Literacy Foundation!

It was another fantastic day on the links at the WI Financial Literacy Foundation's annual golf outing on August 2nd, benefitting SecureFutures! We're so grateful to the foundation, key sponsor Baird, and everyone who attended. A special heartfelt thank you to the organizers - Erik Gauger, Mike Underhill, Sean Twohig, and Ryan Bushman.
Thank you, corporate and foundation partners!

We are honored to count the Jerome J. and Dorothy H. Holz Family Foundation among our foundation supporters. Thank you for investing back into the community by supporting teen financial literacy!
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There are dozens of incredible companies, foundations and individuals who make our teen financial empowerment mission possible. Along with spotlights of those supporters in this newsletter,