3rd Decade is excited to announce a multi-year commitment of funding and support from Schwab Advisor Services in partnership with the Charles Schwab Foundation. The 5-year partnership will support 3rd Decade’s innovative financial education and mentoring program for young adults throughout the Southwest and nationally.
The funding and support will allow 3rd Decade to grow its operations and programs in service of its goal to serve over 1,000 diverse young adult participants in its core programming by 2025. “The board and staff of 3rd Decade are thrilled to have the ongoing support of a company that believes deeply that educating young people is the key to unlocking a successful path forward in their lives,” said Joe’Mar Hooper, Executive Director of 3rd Decade. “With this long-term commitment of support, Schwab Advisor Services and the Charles Schwab Foundation will deepen the sustainability of our organization while helping us to be leaders in financial education and mentoring throughout the nation.”
3rd Decade’s core programming provides 10 hours of financial education to participants, followed by a two-year commitment of financial mentorship from a volunteer in the financial services sector. Upon completion of the program, participants also receive a matching $250 investment into a ROTH IRA, intended to “jumpstart” their long-term savings.
“Our research has consistently shown the pressing need for greater financial education and mentorship for young individuals,” said Bernie Clark, Head of Schwab Advisor Services. “We are committed to supporting the next generation and elevating diverse perspectives. Our partnership with 3rd Decade will help create greater accessibility to the industry and empower financial futures.”
About 3rd Decade: Founded in 2016, 3rd Decade’s mission is to change financial futures forever, starting today by providing accessible financial education and mentoring and building financially confident individuals around the country. The 501(c)(3) organization’s virtual 2-year program serves young adults, ages 18-35, providing them with financial knowledge, personalized financial plans, and one-on-one mentoring to help them make simple changes in their behaviors and build healthy habits and goals, leading to financial confidence and a secure financial future. 3rd Decade is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.3rdDecade.org.
Lacy Wolff Ewing, Marketing & Development Manager, [email protected]