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Who We Are

The mission of Empower Yourself is to provide personal, comprehensive and interactive financial and economic education. Enabling our students to make sound financial and economic decisions in their daily lives. Our program offers real life exercises which reinforce alternative financial behaviors and choices.


We offer two 16 week programs, which leads students through a progressive process of knowing and understanding their financial options and the implications associated with them. We teach financial literacy as a language which helps students incorporate the terms and concepts into their everyday lives. Our approach and outlook considers financial literacy as a requirement for planning a successful financial & economic future regardless of the field of study or profession.


“Your thoughts, beliefs and attitude determine your wealth potential”
Cedric Turner founder & executive director

What We Do

Empower Yourself LTD. delivers a unique, year-long, financial and economic educational program to low and moderate income communities and students. We fo-cus primarily on students from 7th grade through high school, as they have been more receptive of the curriculum and adapting sound economic and financial be-haviors and lessons. Our math-based financial literacy programs utilizes materials from the Department of the Treasury, Money Math Lessons for Life, FDIC Money Modules and curriculum from the Federal Reserve Bank to help our students learn the language of money, understand the rules and concepts of finance and in-vesting, and provide them with a sense of opportunity.

Our Board

 

Dr. Fred Mckinney - Tuck Business schools

Nelia Arruda - Branch Manager/vice president  Eastern Bank

Brad Arter - Chief operating officer  Launch Trampoline

Jennifer Dooling - Regional Branch manager/ vice president  Citizens Bank

Claudette Blot - Bentley University

Scott Guild - President of Massachusetts Economic Council

Albert Barnor - Federal Reserve Bank

 

 

 

Meet Our Team


Cedric Turner - BIO
Executive Director
Founder


Deb Bloomberg - BIO
Financial Literacy Program
Lead Instructor


Derek Mendes - BIO
STEM Curriculum Developer
STEM Director


Leon Rock - BIO
Grant Writer
Consultant


About EY

The objective of our program is to change the attitude of our youth towards money and economics so they will not make the financial mistakes of those around them. We teach financial literacy as a language, just like French or Spanish, they learn financial terms and economic con-cepts which are invaluable regardless of future jobs or careers.
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