Got Money! Teen Conference is a unique collaborative fusion of health and wealth education aimed at youth and urban community residents.  This innovative initiative is a response to the ample data which documents the inextricable link between one’s health and wealth status.  Wealthier people are generally healthier than less wealthy people.  Conversely, healthier people have the ability to earn more wealth because of their better health.

Through a multi-year federally funded grant, the Medical College of Wisconsin, in collaboration with several community based non-profits, are providing crucial health, wellness and financial education to the youth of Milwaukee, Racine and Beloit.  This ground breaking inter-agency initiative, known as Got Money! Teen Conference, educates urban youth about healthy choices, responsible behaviors, and financial literacy.

Asset Builders provides the financial education component of Got Money! Teen Conference through a series of dynamic and exciting wealth and health conferences that teach topics such as credit, budgeting, saving and investing.  All of the conferences’ financial content is customized to comport with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Financial Literacy Learning Standards.  Got Money! Teen Conference also encourages the participants to appreciate wellness, develop responsible relationships and make healthy choices.

In its first year of the program, Asset Builders provided financial literacy training to the staff of ten different agencies.  In addition, Asset Builders and its partners reached over 900 Got Money! Teen Conference youth in three cities.  The program will impact the lives of thousands over the course of the multi-year project.

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