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5 MILLION KIDS Initiative (5MK)
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My name is Nicole Warner, Senior Program Manager for Operation HOPE.
This year music mogul, Quincy Jones, and Ambassador Andrew Young joined
with our CEO John Hope Bryant to turn up the volume on financial
literacy in America through the FIVE MILLION KIDS Initiative (5MK). 5MK
is a national, inter-organizational movement designed to raise awareness
and relevance for financial literacy.
Quincy and Ambassador Young are asking leaders and organizations all
around the country, who are dedicated to the work of financial literacy
and economic empowerment, to make a pledge of action @
www.5millionkids.org/yourpledge to the FIVE MILLION KIDS Initiative.
5MK has five objectives:
1. Empower five million youth and adults with financial literacy
2. Open fifty thousand savings accounts for youth
3. Open fifty thousand savings accounts for adults
4. Secure fifty million dollars in earned income tax credit (EITC)
for qualifying adults
5. Engage two hundred fifty thousand volunteers to teach financial
literacy in communities around the nation
The past few years have shown us the disaster that can occur when
citizens of our nation are financially illiterate and economically
disempowered. The need for financial literacy is evident, and the
efforts to advance it are growing, but we need to take it to another
level. Every major issue has a face. Education has the America's
Promise Alliance. Global change has the Clinton Global Initiative.
Financial literacy now has the FIVE MILLION KIDS Initiative.
See the work we are doing with Gallup through the Gallup-HOPE Financial
Literacy Index to prove the quantitative and qualitative impact of
financial literacy. See the work we are doing with other national
financial literacy organizations to advance the cause of financial
literacy on Capitol Hill. Together we will bring financial literacy to
the forefront of the minds of everyone in this nation-politicians,
educators, business leaders, community advocates, parents, and children.
We already have pledges to educate over 120,000 youth and adults, engage
over 11,000 volunteers, and open hundreds of youth and adult savings
accounts. Will you join the movement? Make your pledge of action to
advance the cause of financial literacy in America.
What do you receive when you make your pledge?
* Signed commendation from Quincy Jones, Ambassador Andrew
Young, and John Hope Bryant
* Recognition as an official 5MK partner on our website
* Recognition of the great work you are doing in your community
through HOPE's social media platforms
* A quarterly electronic 5MK newsletter filled with
collaboration opportunities and detailing the work that our partners are
doing all around the country including the findings from our
groundbreaking Gallup-HOPE Financial Literacy Index
What else will you receive?
* The opportunity to participate in a series of virtual meetings
we will be hosting throughout the year about making financial literacy
relevant in America.
* The opportunity to be one of the selected partners highlighted
in our quarterly, international HOPE Newsletter.
* The opportunity to be invited to one of our nationally
renowned HOPE financial forums.
Let's show the world the power of collective action. Join the movement
Visit our blog <http://blog.operationhope.org/catego...illion-kids-2>
to see the amazing work already happening around the country.
Follow us on Twitter <http://www.twitter.com/fivemillionkids>
@FIVEMILLIONKIDS to get instant updates on our progress.
Join our Facebook cause
s-america> to spread financial literacy all across America.
Senior Program Manager
Banking on Our Future
707 Wilshire Boulevard, 30th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
213-891-2900 office ext. 258