|(From left) Daisy, Jamie Dinan, Josť, Patrick McDonough, and Breeonna|
Josť, 19, is working toward starting his own restaurant where the food is seasoned with the love he's felt from making meals together with his family. To pay for culinary courses, the Southside Milwaukee teen uses a recipe for budgeting and saving he learned through Make A Difference - Wisconsin.
Dinan encouraged each of the students to measure money alongside their goals toward happiness. Later, Dinan shared his first money lessons in a keynote at the reception. "I had a wonderful upbringing, though money was tight. My mother ... was my Make a Difference - Wisconsin. She's the one who took me to the bank to open my first savings account." He later added, "Programming of mentoring basic financial literacy skills to your community's teenagers and young adults is absolutely critical to their future stability and success."
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