News & Updates from Make A Difference - Wisconsin

February 2016 - In This Issue:
Milwaukee Bucks' Bayless Teams Up with All-Star Teens
One of the Bucks is all about saving bucks. Jerryd Bayless, guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, showed he is a powerful ally for teens when it comes to financial literacy. Bayless joined more than 120 "all stars" from our Money Coach program at a Jan. 6 event at Messmer H.S.  

Taleavia, a Money Coach student at Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, said the Q&A and talk with Bayless on the importance of money smarts was a slam dunk: "To hear a successful guy like Jerryd Bayless talk about how saving money changed him and how he started when he was younger - and he's still doing it. It makes me proud of myself because I'm starting young and when I get older I'm going to still save money." 
Jerryd Bayless (center) guard for the Milwaukee Bucks and a financial literacy advocate, meets Money Coach "all stars," Taleavia (right) and Darrin.

Two volunteers share inspirational student interactions

A team of volunteers brushes up on student engagement during a January training. 
"It was his first job ... He was so excited, talking about receiving that first paycheck, about finally opening a bank account."    
-Michael Bradburn, VP at Park Bank
"I have made a real connection with her. And when we have our sessions with Money Coach ... I let her know she could reach out to me for advice." 
-Lynette Eubanks, VP at North Milwaukee State Bank
The (Near) Future of Financial Literacy 
by Brenda Campbell, President & CEO
"Our teenage financial literacy students have spent their lives in the shadows of the Great Recession, and have come away with different expectations
 of careers, money and livelihood. As it relates to finances, let's make sure we're preparing them for what could lie ahead." 
So far in 2015-2016, our Money Sense program
has engaged ...
43 schools/community-based organizations
317 lessons
  3,507 teenagers
  143 volunteers
In Memoriam: Dean Urbanski & Lauren Johnson

Dean Urbanski was a beloved husband and father, a respected financial adviser, and a champion for Make A Difference - Wisconsin. Dean's exuberance was undeniable and his spirit was a welcome addition to our organization, including as a Board Director. As part of Dean's legacy, countless teenagers in our community will live financially smart lives. 

Lauren Johnson was a beloved daughter and sister, a recognized financial compliance examiner, and an outstanding mentor with Make A Difference - Wisconsin. Lauren's personality and intelligence will long be remembered by the dozens of teens she mentored through our financial literacy lessons, particularly those at PEARLS for Teen Girls.

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Milwaukee, WI  53203 
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