News & Updates from Make A Difference - Wisconsin

September 2016 edition:
 "I can't believe how useful this has all been for me!"

Dana's investment in good financial behaviors as a teen is paying off in adulthood. Dana is a graduate of Washington H.S. and our Money Coach program. Now that she's living on her own, working full-time and attending college, she told a recent gathering of supporters and volunteers how much she values "becoming financially literate."

Money Coach alumna Maano takes a selfie during the gathering with volunteers & supporters 
Charlie Evans (center) and Joe Frederick.
Your decade of difference: join our 10th anniversary celebration!

Our first financial education programs were launched at a handful of Milwaukee high schools in fall 2006. Since that time, we've reached more than 54,000 teens -- and it has only been possible because of each and every one of you! 

Volunteers, educators, contributors and partners, we want you to help us blow out the candles! On  Thursday, Oct. 27, we'll celebrate all of you in an event at MillerCoors.  (Note: please disregard date in previous newsletter.)
When it comes to financial literacy, this city has a high interest rate ...

Clearly, Beloit was hungry for financial literacy programs in its schools. Last year marked the start of our outreach into the Beloit community. Initial interest from educators and local banking leaders quickly turned into classroom action. Ultimately, one out of every seven Beloit public high school students participated in one of our financial education courses during 2015-16.

Beloit bankers, educators and teens rallied behind financial literacy lessons at B.M.H.S. (pictured during a pep rally) and Beloit College.
Calling all volunteers! Classroom opportunities in the new school year

School is underway and Money Sense lessons are already piling up! We're looking for volunteers to lead upcoming sessions at Community High School (Milwaukee), Connects Learning Center (Milwaukee), Port Washington H.S., Ronald Reagan College Preparatory H.S. (Milwaukee) and Hmong American Peace Academy (Milwaukee). For more info and scheduling, email:
Advisory Council once again puts its prestige behind our progress     

The Advisory Council provided strategy, outreach and fund possibilities in its annual meeting at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee.

"Every year, we gather the Advisory Council and, without fail, I'm impressed by the prestigious group that comes together to support our teen financial literacy mission. Highlights from this year's meeting included program outcomes and impact, a strategic plan progress report, and a development planning session. Along with these group meetings, Advisory Council members are a reliable source of experienced insight for me throughout the year."  

- Brenda Campbell
President & CEO
Make A Difference - Wisconsin



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Ettinger Family Foundation

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Krause Family Foundation

Krause Woodhaven Foundation
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Stella H. Jones Foundation

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Waukesha County Community Foundation

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