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What is Moneythink?

Moneythink is a growing national movement whose goal is to empower urban youth through financial literacy. We are the only movement in the nation that involves young people working to restore the economic health of the United States this way. Our college mentors go into urban high school classrooms once a week to teach a hour-long relevant lesson (i.e. What to consider when getting a credit card, budgeting, or entrepreneurship). To find out more about the national movement, visit www.moneythink.org

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How can CMU students help?

CMU student mentors contribute to the region and to provide pre-college students with knowledge and tools that are not readily available to them.

We need you to be a mentor. Our mentors are the backbone of our organization. Mentors form meaningful, lasting relationships with their students. They make a tangible impact as they help the students understand key financial concepts using innovative techniques and relatable examples. By being there for the students every class, mentors instill a belief in each student that they are capable and worthy, as well as giving them the tools with which to build their own future. Email us at moneythinkcmu@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions!

Read "The Tartan" feature article on Moneythink CMU.

Upcoming Spring 2014 Schools working with Moneythink CMU

  • Obama Middle School: 8th grade
  • Taylor Alderdice: 10th grade
  • Westinghouse High School: 10th and 11th grades (Tuesdays and Thursdays at Westinghouse)
  • Urban Pathways Charter School:  11th and 12th grades (Fridays at Urban Pathways)
  • Foster Care

Fall 2013 Schools working with Moneythink CMU

  • Westinghouse High School: 10th and 11th grades (Tuesdays and Thursdays at Westinghouse)
  • Urban Pathways Charter School:  11th and 12th grades (Fridays at Urban Pathways)
  • PCYA Foster Care: Thursdays (at CMU)

How can local CMU alumni help?

This year, we hope to expand our activities to reach a wider range of Pittsburgh students and to include support for our CMU student mentors. Our student mentors represent all of the undergraduate colleges (CFA, CIT, DC, MCS, SCS, TPR).

We need you to:

  • Participate in the Moneythink CMU Leadership Program for CMU students.
    • Attend the Moneythink CMU Leadership Program Kickoff.
      • When: November 13, 2013 from 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
      • Where: CMU University Center, McKenna-Peters Room
      • Guest Speaker: Bill Bennett. Bennett is the Senior Vice President and Director of Private Banking for the Private Client Group of Allegheny Valley Bank. He is also an alum of the Leadership Pittsburgh program and passionate about financial literacy.
    • Provide CMU students with suggestions for the Moneythink curriculum.
    • Participate in three conversations this year with a CMU student to share your expertise and professional advice. These conversations may be in person, by phone, Skype, or e-mail.  
    • Donate to our chapter.  Our expenses include transportation, photocopying, binders, pens and pencils, etc.

Sponsors

Undergraduate Economics Program

Financial Contributions and Gifts Inkind from

CMU Gelfand Center (transportation, ACT 33/34 costs)

CMU Student Senate (transportation)

Vanilla Pastry (cupcakes for 2013 First-year Student Orientation Presenation)

Dunkin Donuts (fundraiser)

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