Here at Moneythink CMU we teach primarily high school students in lower income areas throughout Pittsburgh. Our goal is educate these students in their teens so that they are prepared to make smart financial choices once they become adults and start making independent choices about their life.
We believe that all Americans should have a basic understanding of personal finance so that they can navigate through an ever changing world. With the rapid rise of technology, it’s become easier and easier to mismanage money, and we believe that the best remedy is education, starting at the high school level.
For CMU Students
A Moneythink Mentor gets to have direct, tangible impact on their students lives. Mentoring students that are near one’s age gives you a chance to engage them in a way that very few can, and helps you develop your public speaking, emotional intelligence and ability to teach difficult concepts in simple terms. Plus, mentors get to join a growing group of other CMU students that are passionate about making a real impact on one of the biggest problems in America and make bonds that can last them throughout their time in college.
All undergraduate students are welcome to apply to Moneythink CMU. Each mentor is required to pass a Pennsylvania state background check and receive their clearances before they go into the classroom (which we help facilitate once you’ve been selected to be a mentor).
Yes! We train all our mentors on the material we teach in the classroom before they begin mentoring, so even if you don’t have any knowledge of financial literacy, we still highly recommend that you apply 🙂 .
Moneythink students gain knowledge and direction about how to live comfortably through careful planning and foresight. Students are taught to set goals for themselves, choose the right financial institutions and tools for their individual situation, and how to avoid common mistakes with their money, thereby preparing for their life and career ahead.
For Potential Partners
Apply and join the movement today! Our application can be found here. After completing the application we will get in contact with you to confirm one of the interview times that you selected. We look forward to meeting you!
Trained over 950 college volunteers…
… to provide financial mentoring to over 7300 students in need…
… in over 100 high school classrooms…
… across 30 communities nationwide.
as of December 2013.
Nothing from Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019.