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changing generational poverty in students with
eight cents in a jar

imagine our community impact if we taught
our students... 

how to build wealth and avoid the pitfalls of money management. We're creating a community that understands financial literacy . . . starting with eight cents.

8 Cents in a Jar, Inc. — an award-winning Florida 501c(3) nonprofit — creates opportunities for students in marginalized neighborhoods and communities of color to achieve economic mobility through financial education.

 

Students are taught how to save money, acquire assets, and diminish the cycle of generational poverty within their families. Starting at the age of 8, through high school and higher education, the impact help students avoid common pitfalls with money management and take advantage of wealth accumulation early in life across generations. 

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8 Cents in a Jar offers financial literacy program for high school students living in margnalized communities.

Dedicated
to change.

Personal finance and economic mobility are more important than ever for students. We're dedicated to changing the lack of proper financial education for students.

OUR PROGRAMS

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VOLUNTEERS

Our methods to impact change for students

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BY THE NUMBERS

Community coin Impact

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4,528

TOTAL STUDENTS SERVED 

696

AVERAGE STUDENT CREDIT SCORE

$58K

ADDED STUDENT WEALTH

Download our most recent annual report below. Find out about our history, student demographics, awards and more!

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I came into the Change Academy session as a very nervous immigrant student clueless about financial literacy. But, I left confident and relaxed, comfortable sharing resources with my family. The team at 8 Cents in a Jar made learning fun and exciting; words you don't think about as you know about finances. I finally feel I am equipped to take control of my financial future. 

-Jessica Gonzalez

10th grader, Apopka High School

WE WOULD LIKE TO thank OUR change partners 
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