Financial Mentors of America

Financial Mentors of America FMA collaborates with school districts, teachers, and families to provide real-life financial, career, college planning counseling to individuals seeking to change the world.

Financial Mentors of America was chartered as a nonprofit in 2004. FMA provides financial, career and college planning curriculum for teens and powers the experiential Game of Real Life.

Financial Mentors of America was chartered as a nonprofit in 2004. FMA provides financial, career and college planning curriculum for teens and powers the experiential Game of Real Life.

Operating as usual

12/24/2020

We are excited to end a decade in 2020 and begin the new decade on January 1, 2021!

With the new decade comes a new direction - A new direction with the same mission of being a positive catalyst for changing the world.

If you would like to join us, visit FinancialMentors.org, learn about our new initiatives, and contact either Lorraine, Nibal, or Caryn, all @FinancialMentors.org.

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12/21/2020

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12/19/2020

We are determined not to allow COVID-19 to keep young adults from pursuing their goals. If you need help with financial, career, or college planning AND you really want to change the world, email [email protected].

Be prepared to work hard to change the world!

08/17/2018

Congratulations to Harold Noe for finishing his year of service as a VISTA member with FMA. Your contributions have made a difference in the lives of the students we serve, we will truly miss you. The FMA Team.

#lefthandersday #lefthanders #funfactsaboutlefties #factsaboutastronauts#lefthandedfacts #astronauts
08/13/2018

#lefthandersday #lefthanders #funfactsaboutlefties #factsaboutastronauts
#lefthandedfacts #astronauts

Happy Left-Handers Day! #lefthandersday #lefthanders #lefties
08/13/2018

Happy Left-Handers Day! #lefthandersday #lefthanders #lefties

10 Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year
08/13/2018
10 Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year

10 Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year

Principals, want to change things up this school year? Here are 10 suggestions—big and small—for tackling a perennial issue or rethinking one of your standard practices.

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Texas teens?  Volunteer with FMA to become a Career Explorer in a hig...
08/06/2018

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Texas teens? Volunteer with FMA to become a Career Explorer in a high school near you! Get more information at www.gameofreallife.org. #mentor #volunteer #highschool

The new school year is now underway.  Connect with us to sign up as a volunteer and become a Career Explorer at a high s...
08/06/2018

The new school year is now underway. Connect with us to sign up as a volunteer and become a Career Explorer at a high school near you. Learn more at www.gameofreallife.org.

In School and Out, Relationships Matter
08/06/2018
In School and Out, Relationships Matter

In School and Out, Relationships Matter

Neuroscience confirms that kids need strong, positive, supportive relationships to thrive in their education.

What Is Career and Technical Education, Anyway?
08/05/2018
What Is Career and Technical Education, Anyway?

What Is Career and Technical Education, Anyway?

Career Technical Education is increasingly in the headlines. But what is it and how does it differ from old-fashioned high school shop classes? Find answers to eight commonly asked questions about career technical education here.

Make a difference in the lives of Texas teens!  Join with FMA and volunteer as a Career Explorer in a high school near y...
08/03/2018

Make a difference in the lives of Texas teens! Join with FMA and volunteer as a Career Explorer in a high school near you. #mentor #mentors #volunteer #volunteering #careerexplorers #highschool

Does this need to happen here in the U.S.?  Comment your thoughts below!
08/01/2018
France bans smartphones, tablets in schools: report

Does this need to happen here in the U.S.? Comment your thoughts below!

Politicians in France reportedly voted Monday in favor of a new law that would largely prohibit students from using smart devices on campus.

The school year is about to start, now is the time to get involved and volunteer to make a difference in the lives of Te...
07/31/2018

The school year is about to start, now is the time to get involved and volunteer to make a difference in the lives of Texas teens! Contact FMA today to learn how to become a Career Explorer for a high school in your area. www.gameofreallife.org. #volunteer #helpteens #mentoring #mentor

The VISTA team working behind the scenes and in front of the crowd at FMA's 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference in...
07/18/2018

The VISTA team working behind the scenes and in front of the crowd at FMA's 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference in June. #AmeriCorpsVISTA #volunteering #2018FMAedcon

FMA is supported by a dedicated, hardworking team of VISTAs.  AmeriCorps VISTA engages more than 8,000 individuals annua...
07/18/2018

FMA is supported by a dedicated, hardworking team of VISTAs. AmeriCorps VISTA engages more than 8,000 individuals annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty #vista #AmeriCorpsVISTA #volunteering

Happy World Emoji Day! #worldemojiday
07/17/2018

Happy World Emoji Day! #worldemojiday

City of Houston Housing & Community Development
07/13/2018

City of Houston Housing & Community Development

HCDD Hosts Career Fair for Houston Job Seekers!

Monday, July 16 | 9AM-3PM
Workforce Solutions Southeast
12148 B Gulf Freeway, Houston TX 77034

The Career Opportunity Fair is FREE of charge and will be an opportunity for job seekers seeking employment, training or a career change to interact with employers in the areas of finance, law enforcement, state and government, construction, local businesses and job development training certification programs.

Citizens are encouraged to register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-jobcareer-opportunity-fair-tickets-46714965720

Refreshments will be served. Bring your resume and come dressed to impress!

Registration is requested but not required.

Mayor Sylvester Turner
07/06/2018

Mayor Sylvester Turner

The 8th annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest is around the corner! Register now for your child's spot to receive FREE immunizations, dental screenings, haircut vouchers, school supplies, backpacks, and more! Free round trip thanks to Houston METRO. Registrations Closes JULY 20th! Don't delay! REGISTER HERE: http://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/registermystudent.html

Special thanks to the Special Events, City of Houston, Shell and all of our amazing sponsors!

07/04/2018

The FMA Team sends you our wishes for a safe and happy Independence Day!

Tech & Learning Magazine
07/04/2018
Tech & Learning Magazine

Tech & Learning Magazine

This free educational initiative introduces kids to real world problem solving #PBL #edtech #edchat

The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state
06/28/2018
The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state

The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state

A new report shows the hourly wages workers need to rent a two-bedroom home. Hawaii and California require the highest wages in the country to rent a home. On Wednesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson will propose to increase the amount low-income households are expected to pay for rent, according to The

Brenda Lynch, M.Ed, Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist at New Caney ISD was the keynote speaker on Day 3 of ...
06/26/2018

Brenda Lynch, M.Ed, Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist at New Caney ISD was the keynote speaker on Day 3 of the 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference. Her topic was "How do you adjust to a new methodology of teaching?". #education #educationconference #teaching #teachingmethodology #financialliteracy

Special thanks to BWA Video for their support in providing equipment and a media volunteer to help capture the 2018 Pers...
06/25/2018

Special thanks to BWA Video for their support in providing equipment and a media volunteer to help capture the 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference. #mediavolunteer #educatorconference #volunteer

Author Michael Ryan spoke at the 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference about his book, "The Truth About Economics". ...
06/25/2018

Author Michael Ryan spoke at the 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference about his book, "The Truth About Economics". #economics #education #conference #truthabouteconomics #educatorconference

Dr. Robert Wimpelberg spoke earlier this month at the 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference.  His topic was "Being I...
06/22/2018

Dr. Robert Wimpelberg spoke earlier this month at the 2018 Personal Finance Educator Conference. His topic was "Being Intentional about Improving". #2108FMAedcon #educatorconference #keynotespeaker

Financial literacy must be taught at a young age to promote smart decisions - The Daily Cougar
06/19/2018
Financial literacy must be taught at a young age to promote smart decisions - The Daily Cougar

Financial literacy must be taught at a young age to promote smart decisions - The Daily Cougar

When it comes to financial literacy, teenage students in the United States pale in comparison to students in other developed economies. PBS NewsHour reported on the newly released results of a financial literacy assessment run in 2012 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development thro...

The FMA Team is brainstorming at Panda Express.  Come meet the team and enjoy some great Chinese food while helping us c...
06/15/2018

The FMA Team is brainstorming at Panda Express. Come meet the team and enjoy some great Chinese food while helping us continue our mission to help Texas teens dream big and achieve their dreams! #fundraiser #nonprofit #htx #pandaexpress

Community Engagement Director, LiKeam Jackson, is on site at Panda Express!  Come out and find us and support FMA!
06/15/2018

Community Engagement Director, LiKeam Jackson, is on site at Panda Express! Come out and find us and support FMA!

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Houston, TX
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Our youth program provides the opportunity for students to be challenged in ways far and above what they experience in traditional classrooms. Teens are taught the fundamentals of investing, budgeting, tax preparation, and college planning. 100% of our Game of Real Life graduates completed high school, 97.6% entered college, and 91.7% are scheduled to complete college in 6 years.

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FMA gives teens a chance to dream big and achieve their goals. We support innovative personal finance, career discovery and postsecondary planning programs. FMA provides instructor training and community engagement through community collaboration.

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This is a great cause to support on #givingtuesday, please support FMA by making a donating. Your kind support will make a big difference in the lives of the students that we serve.
"43 percent of homeowners incorrectly believe that their homeowners’ insurance covers them for flood losses" In my 20+ years commercial insurance experience, most people do not read their insurance policies, let alone understand them. I understand - they can be confusing, just like tax. Understanding insurance should be a part of your "Financial Health check". If you are not insured, you are basically "self-insured". Here is a tip to help: A Basic property policy may provide coverage only for Fire. A policy that has "Extended Coverage" usually includes coverage for: "Rev Shaw": R = Riot E = Explosion V= Vehicles -a car runs in to your home S= Smoke H = Hail A = Aircraft - an airplane hits your home W = Wind This acronym helps me remember. Hope it helps you too. #Flood #Harvey #Irma