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Mentor Milwaukee teens and help them build strong money skills!

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SecureFutures

  • 5 people are interested
SecureFutures

MONEY COACH PROGRAM

The years leading up to high school graduation are critical to the formation of strong money management habits. Personal attention and guidance are the most effective ways to empower teens for a stable and successful financial future. Money Coach, specifically designed for teens from under-resourced communities, is our one-of-a-kind, semester-long financial mentoring program. Small groups of teens are matched with teams of volunteer coaches who guide them through in-depth financial literacy curriculum and provide one-on-one support as they put concepts into practice.

Money Coach is a multi-week program completed over a semester with high school juniors and seniors (Sept-Dec or Feb-May). Group sessions are held every other week, last 60-75-minutes, and focus on specific financial topics with interactive activities and discussion. One-on-one check ins (about 30 minutes each) are held on the weeks between the group sessions and allow for more in-depth focus on each teen's individual budget, expenses, and goals. As a volunteer, you'll mentor teens on their path to financial capability using well-designed curriculum and resources.

Money Coach is delivered in select high schools and community-based organizations in the Milwaukee area. Teens must be enrolled at one of these partners to be eligible to participate. The list of partners changes each semester, but has included: Riverside, Rufus King, Vincent, Golda Meir, North Division, James Madison, Hamilton, Washington, Reagan, South Division, St. Joan Antida, Messmer, St. Anthony, Bay View, Bradley Tech, Carmen (NW, SE, & S campuses), Teens Grow Greens, and PEARLS for Teen Girls.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

SecureFutures' Money Coach program is a hands-on financial coaching program delivered to a group of high school students by volunteer coaches. The program aims to provide a deeper understanding of financial concepts and hands-on goal-setting through a lesson plan that focuses on direct volunteer-to-student interaction. The primary role of all SecureFutures volunteers is to engage students in financial education lessons by asking questions, leading discussions, and sharing professional and life experience. There are two distinct volunteer roles in the Money Coach program.

The Group Coach volunteer engages and encourages participants and leads the group sessions. The sessions serve to educate participants on financial literacy and to guide them in the development of action plans to achieve financial needs and goals. The group sessions take place every other week for the length of the program (about 6 group sessions). All curriculum and materials are provided. We intend to hold the group sessions in person, but sites will determine their visitor policies as they relate to COVID 19 safety protocols. Groups are generally consist of about 12-18 students.

The One-on-One Coach volunteer engages and encourages participants and conducts one-on-one check-ins. The check-ins enable the coach and students to build meaningful and supportive relationships. These take place every other week while the program runs (about 5 one-on-one check ins) and will be conducted by phone or virtually. One-on-one coaches are expected to attend the group sessions, as well. One-on-one coaches will be assigned 3-4 students to mentor.

Coaches help students to develop action plans to achieve financial needs and goals and guide them if they are faced with obstacles while working toward those goals. Students practice healthy money management skills and are provided the opportunity to earn a scholarship as they meet program benchmarks.

Preferred Talents and Interests:
● Desire to work with teens who come from economically disadvantaged families and communities.
● Desire to build meaningful relationships with teens.
● Experience with public speaking, presenting, or teaching.
● Working knowledge of foundational personal finance concepts. (Training and curriculum will be provided.)
● Basic computer skills.

Training:

All volunteers complete a 4 hour, in-person training. The training covers cultural humility, trauma-informed care, and student engagement techniques, as well as all of the logistics and curriculum for the program.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  • Have questions about Money Coach? Contact Maria Fuller, maria@securefutures.org or 414-310-5917.
  • Ready to get started? Email us to receive more information about volunteering for Money Coach in 2022.

More opportunities with SecureFutures

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About SecureFutures

Location:

710 N. Plankinton Ave, Suite 1400, Milwaukee, WI 53203, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: Provide financial literacy programs and resources that empower teens to make sound financial decisions. Our vision: Build strong communities where students and their families make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial future.

Description

SecureFutures (formerly Make A Difference - Wisconsin) is a nonprofit agency founded in 2006 by area financial leader Lloyd Levin to bring together businesses, professionals and educators on the challenge of providing a solid financial education to every Wisconsin teenager.

Since, SecureFutures programs have reached more than 77,000 teens through our proven, measurable and timely lessons that prepare 16-to-18-year olds on a range of real-life money matters before they enter adulthood. This school year we plan to reach more than 9,000 students through our vision of improved teenage financial education shared by 400 dedicated volunteers, more than 100 schools and youth organizations, and thousands of community-minded supporters.

Volunteers are critical to our teen financial empowerment movement, and provide a lifeline for youth and a classroom complement for educators. All volunteers are trained and work from a proven financial literacy curriculum. If you believe every teen in the Milwaukee area deserves to feel confident and capable when it comes to personal finance, then join our movement by signing up today.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

High schools & youth serving organizationsMilwaukee, WI 53203

(43.04186,-87.91632)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Services
  • Financial Planning
  • Group Facilitation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours, 2x/month, 4 months = 12 hours total (plus training)

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