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
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.
Brad Artery (Board Chair): Launch Trampoline
Nelia Arruda: Eastern Bank
Jennifer Dooling: Citizens Bank
Dr. Fred Mckinney: Tuck Business school, Dartmouth College
Scott Guild: President, Mass Economic Council
Claudette Blot: Bentley University
Peggy Louis-Blake (Parent Board Member): Mass-Biologics