Thursday, March 30, 2017

MassMutual's FutureSmart Program - Financial Literacy for Kids

Hill Harper, Boston students, and the Celtics were fired up about financial education at the Mass Mutual #FutureSmart Challenge at TD Garden yesterday.

FutureSmart is a nationwide initiative that brings critical financial education to middle and high school students across the United States. The MassMutual Foundation believes that financial education is key to economic opportunity. Through FutureSmart, the Foundation aspires to reach over 2 million students and their families by 2020.

It was a thrill for the kids to be at TD Garden and so close to the court.

Future! Smart! Challenge!

Here's Hill Harper on the court.

He had some great lessons for the students, and went into the crowd to talk one on one with the kids and test their financial smarts.

The kids learned how to download the Future Smart App that will help them learn about handling money.

I came away with Hill Harper's book, The Wealth Cure (affiliate link), and started reading it last night. It's presents a common sense way to think about handling money. It's sad that schools don't teach kids about handling their finances, and good to see programs like this reaching kids at a young age.

As part of the program the Celtics' mascot Lucky and the Green Team did some amazing basketball stunts.

This one did not go as planned!

The Celtics dancers though, nailed their tricks.

It was a great day for the kids' and I had a chance to get close to the basket.

Bonus: MassMutual archived Live Stream of the event:

Disclosure: MassMutual compensated me in return for covering this event. I was not asked to write anything specific about the event. All opinions expressed regarding MassMutual's FutureSmart Program are my own.

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