Dollars & Sense Youth Investment Competition

In collaboration with State Farm Insurance, the 100 will continue to establish and implement a national program to address and help eradicate financial illiteracy among youth of color.

The Dollars and $ense Youth Investment program (Dollars and $ense) is a financial literacy program sponsored by State Farm. This program was designed to provide high school students, grades 9 through 12, with the opportunity to learn and apply best practice strategies for saving and investing.

The goal of this program was to help students understand basic savings/investment principles and to apply these standards in their day-to-day lives.

Program Impact

The 13 chapters that participated in the 2019 Dollars and $ense program reported tremendous programmatic success and operational enhancements.

Program Participants

  • 19 Middle School Students Completed the Program
  • 182 High School Students Completed the Program
  • (9) College Students Completed the Program
  • 19 Adults Participated in the Program
  • 229 Total Program Participants


Gender Mix of Student Participants

  • 158 Male Students – 69%
  • 71 Female Students – 31%

Chapter Impact Story:

“This program impacts our community from a two-generational impact perspective. Our focus is to educate not only students, but parents. We strongly encourage our parents to STAY in the classroom and engage in discussions and topics about financial awareness.”
- 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc.