Cents Ability Inc



We are a group of volunteers dedicated to providing underprivileged high school students with the financial tools and knowledge to achieve their life goals. Providing basic finance classes, Cents Ability has partnered with local and national organizations such as New York Cares. Started in 2004 by John Moore and Alexa du Pont, the program is taught in 6 hours so that even the busiest teens and the volunteers who teach them can manage the commitment. Volunteers working alongside the National Endowment for Financial Education developed the curriculum.

Cents Ability obtained its 501(c)3 nonprofit status in May 2004. Since then classes have been taught at The Door, the Union Settlement Association, Monroe Academy, Washington Irving High School, The Chinatown Manpower Project, SCAN La Guardia, Harlem RBI, The Albert G. Oliver Program, and the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter school.

Mission: Cents Ability's mission is to empower New York City high school students to achieve their goals through prudent and informed management of their financial resources.
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