Make A Difference – Wisconsin empowers teenagers with financial literacy educational resources and real-world lessons. Our engaging volunteers, dynamic schools and generous supporters share a vision of stronger communities built by an investment in “money smart” teens.

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Today, the majority of teens graduate high school without a solid financial education.

60%

(Teens’ average score, 2015 National Financial Educators Council Literacy Test)

Money problems often follow teens. In the U.S., many adults …

Don’t have a budget.

60%

Carry credit card debt.

35%

Don’t save.

31%

(National Foundation of Credit Counseling 2016 survey)

OUR IMPACT: Student behavioral changes from Make A Difference programs

MONEY SENSE
0%
Feel prepared to make financial decisions
0%
Stopped/reduced use of check cashing stores
0%
Use savings & money management tips
MONEY COACH
0%
Started
a budget
0%
Track
expenses
0%
Established
a bank account

Join the movement for Money Smart teens!

Community participation is essential to empower tens of thousands of teens with solid money fundamentals. This year, our programs will involve 700 volunteers, 85 schools and youth organizations, and hundreds of financial supporters.

There are many ways you can invest in Wisconsin’s teens:

How can your involvement in financial education change a teen’s life?

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 Ready to make a difference?

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