A virtual year in Money Coach
Our first year of fully virtual Money Coach is in the books, with 208 students, 68 volunteers, and 20 site partners. It came with plenty of challenges, but also some unexpected benefits. Many coaches told us that meeting with students virtually allowed for more flexibility and focused time, enabling them to form deeper mentoring relationships. Here's what a few of our 2020-2021 Money Coach students told us were their favorite things about the experience:
"My favorite things about Money Coach is all of the resources they have provided us with. My other favorite thing about them is how much they teach us about credit and the importance of saving. I really never understood how important it was but they really emphasized that for me. Money Coach is shaping me how to be an adult.
Imani, student at Golda Meir High School
My favorite thing about Money Coach was the one on one meeting with my coach. She was always available so if I needed a question answered I can just email her or call her. Another was the Money Path app. It really helped me learn how my financial standing will be in the future.
Anna, student at Hmong American Peace Academy
My favorite things about Money Coach was sitting down and writing down all my expenses and the one on one meeting I had with my coach. Both of these things opened my eyes.
Mareya, student at South Division High School