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Ways to Support the Center for Smart Financial Choices

Become a Champion

Receive a FREE FINANCIAL WELLNESS checkup when you join! Your Membership makes it possible for us to deliver financial education to people of all ages.

To support CFSFC pay a membership fee of: $15 for students and senior citizens, $20 for individuals or $30 for the entire family.

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Donate

CFSFC provides its programs free to all youth in their schools.

  • Donations from $25-$100 provides healthy snacks & instructional materials
    • Help fund Financial Education Scholarships for first time college students
    • Participate in your company’s matching gift program doubles your gift to the Center
    • Enhance CFSFC’s capabilities to help more youth by donating monthly for as little as $10/month

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Volunteer

When we help others by volunteering our time and we see their appreciative response we feel better about ourselves.  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available with varying time commitments.

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Youth-Our Future Promise

The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.

President John F. Kennedy acknowledged that the present prospects of our youth will affect the future.  How are we doing in this area? Youth unemployment is very high for those 16-24 without advanced education.  Millions of youth are unable to find full-time opportunities that match their skills, or use their formal job training or education. All of this comes at great cost to the future with college graduates holding a diploma and an enormous financial burden of credit card and student loan debt.

One key to building a strong future for youth is increasing their financial capabilities. The economic system of the world today requires youth to be taught how to handle money at home and in school. Organizations like the Center for Smart Financial Choices, Junior Achievement, NC Jump$tart, banks and credit unions work to help youth through financial literacy initiatives.

One of our scholarship participants Miah shared what she wants for her future, “College is a time to learn, discover, find myself and create new paths. One thing I will work to not discover, find or create is unnecessary debt because I want total control in my choices, life and future.”

 Help Miah and other youth like her succeed by contributing to our #GivingTuesday campaign.

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CFSFC helps start youth on the path to financial competency by introducing and expanding on the basic concepts of: Earn, Spend, Save/Invest, Borrow and Protect. Our workshops offer this education beginning at age ten and continue through college. We help prepare high school seniors for the cost of going to college through our Financial Education Scholarship Program.

Fifth Graders explore budgeting

Fifth Graders explore budgeting

To “cultivate our youth for a future of financial wellness” requires all of us to strive to share positive personal finance knowledge before they move to full adulthood. This is a crucial life skill that will ensure a comfortable financial future for all youth.