"According to National Safe Place, homeless youths are at an increased risk of harm than other children their age. They are more likely to experience mental illness, suffer poor health, drop out of school, and become involved with or become criminal activity victims."
To offset these disparities, Money Talks Edu established
We are a village of educators, social workers, entrepreneurs, parents, and community leaders who are willing to provide proactive resolutions and extend our resources with hopes of strengthening relationships and gradually reducing the negative effects of generational poverty and the plaguing gun violence in Philadelphia’s most underserved communities.
Community Partners Include: Life Outside The Streets, Degree Chasing Athletics, Aikan Acts, Ebony Suns, and More Than A Sport, Inc, and more.
Our platform consists of diverse partnerships with organizations, stakeholders, and individuals who understand the societal, environmental, and cultural impact of empowerment and positive intervention. For these reasons, Jon Mckay, CEO of Life Outside the Streets, partnered with Money Talks Edu after Crystal and her team piloted the financial literacy workshops at Big Picture High School in Philadelphia Jon was an educator.
Jon knows firsthand the importance of providing trauma-informed care and crisis management through self-care, the arts, education. His organization promotes non-violence, trauma science, positivity, life skills, and comprehensive training to equip individuals for the real world. Jon feels financial literacy plays a vital role in the overall development of youths and has pledged to use his program to spread awareness about resources and Money Talks Edu programs and services.
Teens are too young to have bad credit , yet if you don't teach them how to manage their finances when they are young. They will grow up embarrassed and in economic distress, questioning why no one taught them the vital money management skillsets needed to manage their lives.