Dollars & Sense

Serving as a catalyst to create the next generation of investors and wealth-creators, the Dollars and $ense Financial Literacy program aids youth in understanding the wealth gap, applying basic budgeting, saving and investing principles and improving skills in public speaking, critical thinking and professionalism. This program is designed for youth (male and female) in grades 9 – 12. 


The 100 provides a curriculum structured around the following modules:

  • Understanding the Wealth Gap
  • Budgeting and Saving
  • Credit
  • Investing
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Entrepreneurship

Application Process

Application Period: The registration period for the Dollars and $ense Program is open from October – January of each calendar year. 

Eligibility: Youth (male and female) in grades 8-12 are ideal candidates for the Dollars and Sense program.   On a limited basis, youth in the 8th grade may be accepted to participate in the program.  There are no associated program fees to participate in Dollars and Sense.  The 10-week program is offered during each spring semester on Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm.  Transportation is not provided.    

Measuring Dollars and Sense's Success

of youth served are minority from low-income households
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demonstrate increased understanding of budgeting, saving and investment concepts
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in program incentives have been awarded annually
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of youth would recommend taking this course to others
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Students and Parents Two Cents

I really enjoyed learning about what it takes to being an entrepreneur. I plan to use what I have learned to start my side business this summer

Ambryuna M.


The engagement and enthusiasm that the instructors had made the class lively and fun.

Ross C.


The Dollar & Sense class has helped my son feel both empowered and supported. I am in awe of everything that has been done. The spark you have given my son is motivating...Thank you so much

Shaunn W.


Dollars and Sense has given my son a new appreciation for finances...I can’t begin to express his level of excitement talking about stocks and his plans to invest going forward...I hope you know how much of an impact you’re making on children and that you’re providing them with lifelong tools to be successful.

Shana S.


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