Money Matters to Students was founded to focus on raising awareness for and teaching about financial education. Our organization was built on the notion that positive community involvement does not require money. So Money Matters operates on a no donation, no spending platform, with every Money Matters initiative costing nothing. Beginning as an after-school program in Richmond, Virginia, our story has traveled by word-of-mouth to have started branches in the United States, China, Kenya, and Nigeria, with ongoing preparation in Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Lebanon. This nonprofit group is entirely student-led, with distinguished individuals from community institutions, including CEOs, CFOs, and Executive Directors from Capital One, the Virginia Council on Economic Education, and Venebio LLC. To find out more about Money Matters to Students, visit www.moneymattersrva.org, our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email Executive Director Lawrence Jia at larrytjia@gmail.com.

 

Mission -  Improve financial literacy through workshops, yearlong programs, summer volunteer trips, curriculum consulting, and partnerships.

Established branches in four countries.

Educated 7255 students in 11 rural locations in China, 382 students in Kenya, 84 students in Nigeria, 510 students in USA, with ongoing preparation in Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Lebanon.

Consists of a Board of 5 individuals with 341 volunteers worldwide.

Helped Think Global School devise a starting platform for their finance modules.

This nonprofit group is entirely student-led, with a distinguished advisory board. To find out more about this organization, visit www.moneymattersrva.org, our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email Virginia Director Som Mohapatra, mohapatra.som@gmail.com.