Many crimes are financially motivated
Financial literacy can prevent these crimes
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Teens Teach Teens
Peer-base learning works
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Building financial education communities
They provide strong support systems and tools for achievement while reducing crime
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Why Financial Literacy

2/3

of adults lack an understanding of basic financial literacy

33

states do not require financial literacy education

1/2

of adults in the United States are financially illiterate

In our present-day, we need to financially empower our society’s youth more than ever before.

We Teach Youth To:

Our Mission

FinSmarts seeks to develop safer communities to prevent crime and recidivism, create a financially smart millennial population, and keep teens motivated and pursuing higher education.

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