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The Dollars & $ense Financial Literacy Program

Dollars & $ense is a national program of the 100 Black Men of America and is provided locally by the “100” in partnership with the University of Indianapolis.

High School grades 9th -12th students (male/female) participate in 16 weeks of coursework covering various topics of financial literacy. The objective of the Dollars & Sense Financial Literacy Program is to introduce central Indiana high school students to the field of finance through a weekly financial literacy education program. Another objective is to encourage the students to pursue higher education at a college or university.

The program is designed to introduce students to topics that are challenging, yet reachable. Committed students will be rewarded for their effort, become knowledgeable in personal finance and investments, and develop a desire to pursue these topics in a higher educational environment. Students receive scholarship amounts based upon their local competition scores, quiz scores, the level of classroom participation, student attendance, available funds and the number of participating students. In past years students have received from $250 to $3,000 payable to any accredited higher education institution upon proof of enrollment. Also, three students are selected each year to represent the Indianapolis chapter in the 100 Black Men of America’s National Financial Literacy Competition. Students representing the Indianapolis chapter has won the national competition in 2003, 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2019. Over 250 students have successfully completed the Dollars & Sense Financial Literacy Program during its 19 years of existence.

Grade Level: 9th – 12th Grades

Program Focus: Financial Skills Development, Investment Portfolios, and Mentoring

Please contact the 100 Black Men office at 

Email: Financialliteracy@100blackmenindy.org