The prosperity of our nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals. Unfortunately, many people feel clueless about money. Can you believe that less than 1% of all children in the world have access to financial education? What will this mean for our adults of tomorrow?
Our dream at RedStart is for everyone to feel confident and in control of their financial future. Last year, we set up RedStart as a financial education and entrepreneurship mentoring programme to teach young people about money: how to get it, how to keep it, and how to grow it.
Please join us and the team at MyBnk for the launch of Learn Money Week on Monday the 10th of March 2014, from 6pm to 8.30pm at The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LT. The purpose of the evening is to learn more about financial education and its importance in today’s world. Please email RedSTARTOrganisers@redington.co.uk if you would like to attend.
“Learn Money Week is a call to arms to anyone who has ever wanted to teach young people how to manage their money for the future. Whether it is your children or a classroom, it’s time to learn money!”
Lily Lapenna, CEO & Founder MyBnk
Learn Money Week is all about financial awareness and helping thousands of young people learn about how to make financial goals, and how to reach them. It is led by the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum and Child & Youth Finance International. Learn Money Week is a global initiative, and it will be operating simultaneously across four continents. We have joined forces with Lily Lapenna, CEO & Founder MyBnk, to help her with the UK initiative. MyBnk’s aim is to help 3,000 young people through 120 expert led workshops across the UK. Globally, Learn Money Week will reach a further 10,000 young people in 11 countries around the world.
As part of this special week, RedStart is running five back-to-back RedStart days with Upton Cross School in partnership with Axa Investment Managers and Henderson Global Investors. Together, our aim is to use this week to arm young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to deal with money. If you want to join us for part or all of a RedStart day next week please email RedSTARTOrganisers@redington.co.uk.