Boys & Girls Clubs After School
Money Matters: Make It Count program for teens
Money Matters: Make It Count program for teens.
Since 2004, Charles Schwab Foundation has helped more than 1 million Boys & Girls Club youth gain critical money management skills through Money Matters: Make It CountSM, a financial education program delivered through Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Money Matters is designed to increase the ﬁnancial literacy of Club teens by focusing on critical money management skills such as goal setting, budgeting and saving, while also equipping them with the decision-making confidence to achieve ﬁnancial well-being and lifelong success.
By encouraging teens to envision their life after high school and into young adulthood, Money Matters prepares young people to select a career, manage benefits and earnings, and be supportive of family without the distraction of potential financial stressors.
Equally important, through Money Matters and related programs, teens learn life skills such as responsibility, self-conﬁdence, communication, problem solving and decision making. Financial literacy can lead to workplace readiness, lifelong ﬁnancial stability and overall success—a win for workers, employers and communities.
The program is delivered through hands-on and engaging experiences that include:
- Comprehensive 25 session curriculum led by trained facilitators in Boys & Girls Clubs with experiential activities and a "My Future Self Form" to develop and track goals.
- Reality Store, a volunteer-led event that simulates everyday spending decisions and helps teens understand how the choices they make about career and money can have a significant impact on their future.
- Money Matters Ambassador program, which has awarded over 325 college scholarships totaling more than $670,000 to youth who have participated in the Money Matters program.
- Digital engagement through Boys and Girls Clubs' My Future online platform and Money Matters: $ky, a fun and engaging online game that explores how early financial decisions impact financial futures.
Learn about our recent Money Matters Ambassadors
Sierra M., the 2022 scholarship recipient from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Eastwood Y., the 2021 scholarship recipient from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
Oluwatosin D., the 2020 scholarship recipient from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.