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Causes: Financial Counseling

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.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I first went to a class at Porter Elementary. I was impressed and vowed to support this effort that teaches how to save money and make good choices. Then a few years later I attended a class at Lincoln High School...I was amazed at how Alez would adapt the information for those going off to college. The work is needed....and the curriculum is amazing!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Mind Treasures is an amazing non-profit organization that really teaches children and adults of financial responsibility...they do a great job speaking in simple terms that everyone can understand and put into action.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really appreciated the fact that this training was offered to our staff. We can all use the information that Alex had presented to us. I enjoyed this sort of setting, it helped the attendee's relax and be themselves. It shows how many personal treasures we all have inside of us. Sometimes people don't want to ask for help and this lets one another know we can all help one another. Alex had given us a few treasures as the box chest we used during our sessions, I will also use this at work, it will help me save and only use as needed, not because the money is there. I will help the grandkids with having them save and not go buy candy every chance they get. I look forward to teaching them how to be responsible and thankful for every thing we get.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The presentation made me think long and hard about my lifestyle, I realized I need to make a positive change in how I live.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Mind Treasures for the past several years and they never fail to amuse me of their impact on the lives of young children. Participants are always eager to learn new financial skills from MT's staff. I love how most of the young ones are already thinking about teaching what they have learned to their own children in the future. Each lesson plan from the ABCs of Wealth curriculum provide a valuable life skill to the participants that will have lifetime effects. I sure home MT's program will expand rapidly throughout San Diego and beyond.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Mind Treasures for the past 6 years. I have noticed many positive changes in students and participants. Mind Treasures program is suitable for people of all ages. I recommend this program to all.

Advisor

Rating: 5

It's been pleasure working with Mind Treasures. Their ABCs of Wealth curriculum is changing the lives of many young children. I have seen the program in action and how attendees participate in various activities. I truly believe that this education should be offered at all schools across the country. Learning financial habits and skills is a must for everyone especially from young ages. My favorite lesson from the program is about how our generation is disrespecting everything by wasting valuable resources in our daily lives. Unfortunately our children are learning to be wasteful from young ages in their school environment.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of serving in a few of Mind Treasures classes for elementary children. The changes I have seen in the participants are amazing. A 4th grader writes, "I loved the program because they treated us like adults." A high school senior writes, "What I have learned in this program has prepared me for the sacrifices I'll need to make for my future spouse & children." A parent writes,"My child brought her learning home every week and taught it to her siblings."

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mind Treasures is a must program for our youth! I've been wanting to implement lessons on financial literacy for a few years in our organization's summer program (Any Body Can Youth Foundation) and Alex provided this organized with a very informative course, with the added tough task of having to teach to a blended group of 5th through 11th graders. The approach was perfect and the variety of lessons, activities, and mediums used (hands on activities, workbooks, video, etc.) made each session very engaging. Not only did our youth learn about important finance terms and habits, but they also learned a great deal about the values that are important to have not only when dealing with money, but when going through life. Very happy that this program is available in our community!

Luke P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We met with Alex and Mind Treasures in the summer of 2014 and immediately felt the impact of their financial guidance. Our road isn't easy; we rest easier knowing we aren't mismanaging the basics while trying to move on to the more advanced items down our path.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mind Treasure is an amazing program. I began to volunteer a year and a half ago and words cannot explain the impact I have seen throughout my time with MT. The children's faces light up when we walk into the room as they are anticipating fun and engaging activities. The curriculum is age appropriate and the staff members are genuinely passionate about the purpose of MT. After the 12 weeks of lessons, I notice a real difference in how the children incorporate the values an virtues of MT in vivo. Overall, I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful program.