You may not have met Wendasha, but your impact on her life is immeasurable. So, who is Wendasha? She's a recent graduate from MPS and one of our thousands of annual Money Sense participants. Wendasha is also much more prepared for her future thanks to volunteers, educators and supporters just like you. We think you'll be inspired by Wendasha' bubbly personality and positive outlook on the future.
What the CEO of PayPal gets right about tech in financial education
Noelia, left, talks about the finances of living independently with her Money Coach Janet Rortverdt. More than tech, mentoring programs like Money Coach are key to establishing good financial behaviors for teenagers.
There's no denying it: technology runs much of our lives. To hear some people talk, you'd think apps and gadgets will solve all our problems in the time it takes for you to find that next Pokemon stop. Thankfully, one big-time tech leader has joined the call to improve financial literacy with mentoring and fundamental resources instead of apps. Recently, I wrote about why I think Daniel Schulman is right on the money.
Barb McNulty leads a summer lesson on credit with recently graduated seniors from Racine's The Prairie School.
Words with friends: tell us what you think about us in this quick survey
When you think of Make A Difference - Wisconsin, what comes to mind? We'd love for you to tell us in this quick, three-question survey. Your input will help us to strengthen our messaging and improve how we share the stories of success from thousands of teenagers. Take this survey & give your thoughts on how we share our mission.
Thank you John, Nina, Linda and Margaret!
In July, we parted with four of our vanguard board members. John McDonald, Nina Johnson, Linda Edmondson and Margaret MacLeod Brahm have each been excellent advocates for our financial literacy mission. From the classroom to our marketing materials and beyond, these outgoing board members exemplify the best of what it means to become engaged in your community. The good news is that they will remain active in other support roles.
John, Mar, Nina & Linda: thank you so much for your time, energy and compassion!
former board president
Margaret MacLeod Brahm
Coming in October ... our Appreciation Reception & "birthday party"
On Thursday, October 20th, we will hold our annual Appreciation Reception event for the volunteers, educators and supporters who make what we do possible. The event, to be held again at MillerCoors, will double as a "birthday party" for our 10 years in financial literacy. Please save the date and keep on the lookout for an official invite.