Banking and budgeting lessons bring South Milwaukee H.S. alum back to school

Two Rockets made a return flight back to their home base in South Milwaukee.

Jody Robinson and Wendy Cieklinski are both Money Sense volunteers with Make A Difference – Wisconsin, signing up to lead financial education […]

Financial literacy as a component of community justice

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

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.” – Bryan Stevenson

This quote from Stevenson, a […]

Students speak: Money Coach teens share ‘healthy habits’ they’ll take into adulthood

Money Coach students recently shared stories of financial freedom with a select group of local business leaders in a program we call “Your Two Cents.” Students in the Money Coach financial mentoring program also had […]

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 […]