Partner with 3rd Decade to help us secure a $75,000 match and sponsor 150 new seats in our program by December 31st.
On November 30th, 3rd Decade participated in Giving Tuesday, a national giving campaign that raises funds and support for non-profits around the world. We had a phenomenal campaign, reaching nearly 3,000 individuals and raising almost $6,500 in small fund donations from a variety of individuals, many of whom are 3rd Decade alumni!
Now, we're working to reach our goal of raising $75,000 in donations, allowing us to add 150 new seats to the 3rd Decade program in 2022. Through December 31st, every dollar donated up to $75,000 will be matched, meaning your donation will have double its impact, doubling the number of lives changed! Join our cause today and help us change financial futures forever, starting today.
What is financial literacy and why is 3rd Decade passionate about it?
To be financially literate means that you have the set of skills and knowledge necessary to make informed and effective decisions with your money. This looks like individuals having knowledge on topics such as investing, budgeting, debt management, and taxes, to name a few. These are fundamental components that are crucial to everyday life and the vast majority of individuals are lacking them.
As individuals enter their adulthood, they are suddenly thrown into a world of making their own financial decisions without the necessary skills and knowledge needed to make them. Many individuals find themselves in thousands of dollars of debt, unable to budget, and completely unaware of where to even begin looking for sound financial knowledge. Money and personal finance are taboo topics; power, shame, and guilt are all feelings that hinder the personal financial growth of younger generations as the topics are simply not discussed. Discussing how you personally handle your money with others can turn into financial wisdom for them and help them, and maybe you, develop healthy financial habits.
3rd Decade’s mission is to change financial futures forever starting today and is made possible with the financial and volunteer support of individuals, communities, and organizations. We operate with tireless passion, authenticity, exuberance, and love to create financially literate and confident young adults. Our financial literacy program empowers individuals financially and builds their confidence, allowing them to spread their newfound knowledge and success through friends, family, communities, and generations to come.
How will your gift create financially literate generations?
Your donation will allow 150 individuals to join the 2-year 3rd Decade program and receive access to 10 hours of classroom instruction, a personal financial mentor and financial plan, and a contribution to a Roth IRA upon completion of the program. 3rd Decade alumni graduate from the program confident in their financial decision-making and excited to actively share their newfound knowledge with their extended circle.
Alvaro Astorga, pictured above, is a 3rd Decade alumnus. Through the financial knowledge and personal mentoring of 3rd Decade's program, he successfully paid off over $28,000 in credit card debt, a car loan, and saved $15,000, fully funding his peace-of-mind account. Upon graduating from the program, he focused on fully funding his Roth and increasing his Roth 401k contributions to 15%. His net worth increased from $47,000 to $96,000 in just under two years. Alvaro created a tool to help him track his goals; his whiteboard, pictured above, tracked paying off debt, his saving goals, and more!