Our Mission: is to provide year-round interactive and comprehensive educational programs for low and middle income students. Emphasizing the importance of financial literacy as a valuable life skill for all backgrounds and professions .
Though real life applications, observation and competitions, we build a solid foundation on which our students develop the skills and experiences necessary to become leaders in advance and complex Economic & STEM fields.
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 focus primarily on students from 7th grade through high school, as they have been more receptive of the curriculum and adapting sound economic and financial behaviors 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 investing, and provide them with a sense of opportunity.
Brad Artery (Board Chair): Launch Trampoline
Nelia Arruda: Eastern Bank
Jennifer Rivers Bernasconi: Branch Manager Citizens Bank
Jennifer Dooling: Executive Vice President at Bank Five
Dr. Fred Mckinney: Economic Professor at Quinnipiac, University in Connecticut
Claudette Blot: Bentley University