Our relationship with college students offers a youthful and insightful dynamic to our classes. Our college chapters serve as an extension of our parent organization and play a critical role in our program delivery. The collegiate chapters allow our members to operate more independently. These chapters can carry out many functions such as sponsoring their own events, organizing volunteers, creating teaching opportunities, all while working towards achieving the goal of educating high school students in financial literacy.
In 2008, Baruch College partnered with Cents Ability to establish the first college franchise of the Cents Ability program. The Baruch chapter has since grown and become an integral part of the Cents Ability Team.
This semester our Baruch chapter will focus on matching trained volunteers to open teaching opportunities at high schools with which we have existing partnerships. In addition, we are developing relationships with new high schools we would like to add to Baruch's collegiate partnerships. We also plan to promote Cents Ability and actively recruit more volunteers at Baruch College. Volunteers will receive volunteer hour credits for the hours they spend teaching and have the opportunity to network with Cents Ability professionals through events and teaching opportunities. Volunteers will also have the chance to mentor New York City high school students, which is especially valuable to the high school students since the volunteers themselves are just a few years removed from their own New York City high school experience.
How to Start a Chapter
Volunteering with Cents Ability provides opportunities to give back to your community, engage young adults in a conversation that impacts their lives, and also offers opportunities for networking with our professional volunteers.