Teaming up to empower a school

Shaleah was skeptical. A junior at James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC), Shaleah wasn’t so sure that banks were able to protect customers’ money from something like a robbery or computer hacker.
Kuntal Patel let his […]

Marching into March (and a big thank you during our busiest time of year)

by Brenda Campbell, President and CEO, Make A Difference – Wisconsin
March is the time of the year when our financial education programs pick up the pace – and when I feel a deep sense of […]

How a Charitable Rollover Might Fit Your Plans for Generosity

Each day, we support teens in their journey toward financial freedom. So it’s nice to be able to remind those who share our passion for this mission about tools they might be able to take […]

Chicago Money Sense Lessons: How a Ferris Wheel Ride Can Teach Wants Versus Needs

Nick, a high school junior, was brave enough to share his Valentine’s Day date budget breakdown with his peers at Noble Street College Prep. The Chicago teenager said, financially, the date was going well … […]

Money Coach Teens Invest Financial Skills Back into Their Families

Students with a financial mentor don’t just improve their lives – they invest those skills back into the needs and futures of their loved ones.

Current and past students from our Money Coach program gathered recently […]

With Futures Right Around the Corner, Reagan H.S. Seniors are Financially Ready

Financial fundamentals mean more than budgets and banking. For seniors at Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School in Milwaukee, it’s integral to their futures, which are right around the corner.

Three students who participated in Money […]

Let’s Rally Around Seniors on FAFSA

by Brenda Campbell, President and CEO,Make A Difference – Wisconsin

At this point in FAFSA season, I have two big questions:

1) Milwaukee high school seniors – have you completed your FAFSA yet?

2) Parents, guardians, friends, co-workers, school […]

10 Tips from 10 Years in Financial Literacy

by Brenda Campbell, President and CEO, Make A Difference – Wisconsin

This time 10 years ago we were realizing that we may be on to something. We were finishing our first trial runs of financial education […]

Madison Juniors Start the Day with Money on Their Minds

Every junior at one Madison high school had the chance to raise their financial I.Q. from a new, widespread partnership.

La Follette High School on the city’s east side came up with a novel use […]

Feature Volunteer: Joyce Stoner Meets Teens Where They’re At

Kong understood the need for a budget. Pulling it off was trickier. That’s where the Milwaukee teenager’s money mentor, Joyce Stoner, stepped in.

Stoner, a volunteer for Money Coach, and Kong, a senior at Hmong American […]