MIND TREASURES

Rating: 4.92 stars   51 reviews

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Location: 5275 Market Street, Suite 19 San Diego CA 92114 USA

Mission: Raising an Entrephilanthropic Generation through Financial Literacy & Character Development
Results: Over 4,200 participants have completed Mind Treasures' character-based curriculum (ABCs of Wealth) as enrichment programs at elementary, middle, and high schools as well as faith-based and community centers.
Target demographics: Communities where many hidden potentials, capabilities, and talents in children, youth, adults, and families are awaiting to discovered and developed. Our current Focus Area includes the City Heights and Diamond Neighborhoods in the city of San Diego, California.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 650 students in 4 elementary schools
Geographic areas served: San Diego County
Programs: Financial Literacy workshop for all ages with emphasis on children and youth.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This program is great!!! Not only my son enjoyed going to this class I can see that my son's confidence level has gone up. I am so glad that he joined this program because now he is aware of making better financial decision such as saving, building credit score and basics of managing money which will all come in handy in his future. I definitely recommend MInd Treasure :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Mind Treasures. Not only does this agency embraces the mission of providing excellent financial literacy to underserved youth but they have expanded the concept of education and have developed a unique curriculum combining character development with financial literacy, in order to raise our future generations to become financially stable and independent. The curriculum is taught by incorporating the foundation of values by focusing on developing key character traits such as patience, responsibility, moderation, thankfulness, selflessness, generosity and truthfulness. This development is complemented by learning the goal setting, decision making, borrowing and budgeting processes.

I've had the opportunity to volunteer in an after-school program curriculum they teach, ABC's of Wealth and it was truly a life experience for me.

They have been a partnering agency of the San Diego City-County Reinvestment Task Force and they have continously have seeked opportunities to coordinate efforts with community agencies and schools in San Diego and we are currently working on a collaborative effort in bringing Financial Education to the Schools in San Diego, especially those located in lower-income communities.

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I have planned various community resource events and Mind Treasures can always been counted upon to participate at these events.

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No changes

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Rating: 5 stars  

This program helped me get out of debt. I was in debt not from splurging on items I couldn’t afford but from simply not having sufficient income. Mind Treasures helped me find the best ways to 1) lower the interest rates and 2) pay it off completely. My life is certainly less stressful from having taken advantage of this program!

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I was able to get completely out of debt in just a few years time. Yes, sacrifices on my part but the relief makes it all worthwhile.

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Cannot think of any, great organization with help for everyone!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Mind Treasures has tapped into a real 'gold-mind', if you will, meaning that it empowers us to re-'think' about the energy of money and how the ethereal effects that we call VIRTUES -kindliness, compassion, generosity, creativity - can change our lives by the way we apply this 'entity'. Money has a reputation that it is evil. Well, after attending Mind Treasures workshop, I have a more uplifting perspective of it...and that is the VIRTUEs aspect of money- which was missing in my life. The time is right --as Mind Treasures is teaching our younger generation (the seed) about this philosophy so that as our world continues to progress, a new 'mindset'/gold-mind will grow, and our world will develop into an economy that will be universally balanced. I am gradually getting out of debt...the first step for me. Our country is so in need of Financial Literacy. Wish I had it in my early days of parenting-- but I can teach my grandchildren!

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The results for me is that I am definitely less wasteful and more conscientious about recycling. And internally for me I now think differently: I don't feel that I "NEED" to have "THIS" or "THAT". As in nature...it never takes more than it needs.

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Not sure right now what it needs. Maybe show more children videos that have applied these changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen the results of this organization. In this time of financial turmoil, it provides a reminder of what is most important (virtues and their application) and practical process to achieve wealth and prosperity - in the deepest meaning of the words. No other financial literacy program does this. It needs to be funded more, so that it can expand and reach more individuals and families.

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I met with the staff and learned about Mind Treasures' activities.

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Fund it so that it could expand more quickly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to take the time and thank Mind Treasures for all of the hard work that they due in the community to help lift people out of financial oppression. I feel fortunate to have been able to work with this program and I highly recommend them for anyone who needs assistance with learning about financial literacy through a humanistic, hands-on , tangible manner. Not only is Mind Treasures assisting with financial literacy but creating opportunities through strong community building by utilzing program graduates to assist in their communities with helping children to learn to read and learn more comprehensive math skills so that they can benefit from an early start in their own financial literacy. Thank you Mind Treasures for giving so much to the communities that you work in and for helping to life the oppression of financial burdens.

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I have watched in my life and others the transformation that takes place after participation in the Mind Treasures Program.

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There are no changes I would make except to see them get the funding and recognition that they truly deserve.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We really appreciated the opportunity to send our child to an after school program, Mind Treasures, teaching and promoting an understanding of financial awareness and tips to navigating responsibly in the world of money at a young age. We still use the piggy bank box with a section for share, spend, save. It's wonderful to have a community resource such as this program and we would highly recommend it to others. Thank you Alex!

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We appreciated a community resource such as this to complement what we are trying to teach in our home about financial responsibility.

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I see no need for improvements. I would like to see another program some back to our school.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I just recently attended a workshop presented by Alex Mazloom, co-founder, Mind Treasures. The information he presents is excellent! The information he presented is something humanity can use to help bring out our virtues and truly make this a world that we can live in prosperity, spiritual happiness, and overall well being. I don't think that our economic situation would be in the condition it is if we had these values in place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mind Treasure's is a partner in deliverying financial education to an
area of San Diego considered as under-served. The program
curriculum has reached more than 500 students in the neighborhood popular after school program called Prime Time.
This program helps to level the playing field of equal knowledge on
financial practices which is one of life's essential success tools.
The husband and wife team that created the curriculum have shared
a wonderful gift to the families of this under invested community.
It is amazing to see how second and third grade students are able to
grasp the same basic financial concepts of Saving, Spending and Sharing as adults. In fact the kids get it even more so. As a volunteer
working with Mind Treasures for three years, it has been a wonderful
experience. Now we are waiting to see the results overtime.
Can't wait to see how the community will be impacted in the future as
these children grow into young adults and become entre-philanthropist. There are no doubts that it will be better.

Barbara Day

Thank you Alex and Nazila!

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While teaching the fianancial concepts it reminds me to follow the concepts as well in order to manage my own finances with success. i.e. saving regularly for opportunities, spending wisely for the necessities of living, sharing time and fianances with those who are less fortunate or for a great cause that will make humanity better.

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clone the authors of the curriculum and send them all over the world to share these financial concepts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mind Treasures is a Gem of a program. The only program of it's kind, children learn the importance of saving and making responsible financial decisions. If this program was adopted in every school in San Diego county, San Diego would lead our nation in financial literacy. I only wish I had the opportunity to learn about credit, debt, and purchasing behavior before I enrolled in college. I would recommend Mind Treasures to any parent who wants to equip their children for a responsible financial future filled with values and expertise.

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My own life. I was able to take some of the lessons learned and apply to my budgeting decisions

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I would volunteer. It is too soon to make changes, but Mind Treasures could use as many donors, and volunteers to get the program in as many schools as possible

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