Milwaukee Collegiate Academy has partnered with Make A Difference — Wisconsin to offer student seminars focused on budgeting, savings and financial literacy.

The program will help Milwaukee Collegiate Academy students better understand checking accounts, credit cards, credit history/scores, and credit reports. Make A Difference volunteers present the program individually or in pairs and engage students by sharing personal and professional experiences related to financial literacy and through the use of several hands-on activities.

Studies show that U.S. teens are graduating from high school without solid financial management skills. The lure of credit card offers and check-cashing stores, combined with a lack of money management education, sets many up for financial crises that can last a lifetime.

Make A Difference–Wisconsin, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency founded in 2006 with a mission to provide financial literacy programs and resources that empower students to make sound financial decisions.  Make A Difference–Wisconsin engages volunteers from the local business and professional community in the delivery of financial education.