Economic Well-Being

Financial Empowerment – Our Approach

Detroit has become a popular spot for new businesses to call home. We want to ensure the city’s youth can share in the prospect of ownership.

Knowing how to manage personal finances is critical to building a secure future for oneself and one’s family. In order for Detroit youth to have true economic opportunity, they must be equipped with the financial knowledge and confidence needed to be responsible and self-sufficient adults. In addition to supporting programs that teach financial literacy to youth and their families, we support youth entrepreneurship activities.

Financial Empowerment is one of three approaches we’re taking to expand prosperity for Detroit youth. Read about our other two approaches: College & Career Pathways and Youth Employment.

The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career pathways.

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