Can youth mentorship be effective in helping children learn about money?
We learn many things from our family, friends and coworkers. These relationships could be considered informal mentorship. We learn based on what they teach us directly, through their behaviors and through conversations and interactions. When it comes to money children mentored by young adults could be beneficial in helping them grasp money from kids a few years older. There are formal mentorship programs and one such nonprofit, MoneyThink, connects college students with high school students to help teach money fundamentals in the classroom.
Mentorship can come from a variety of sources from seniors to student peers to books to the leading global minds broadcasting on the internet. As Mortimer Adler points out in his classic book titled “How to Read a Book,” teachers can be both present and absent. Likewise, mentoring can be executed in a similar manner. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. We hope Sammy Rabbit serves as a mentor and inspires mentorship. It’s an integral part of the Dream Big Day mission. The forces of consumption are overwhelming. The more we can get everyone working and pulling in the same direction, the better results we all will experience and see.