A beautiful collaboration for a secure future

Who says music and financial literacy don’t mix? By implementing our award-winning Banking On Our Future (BOOF)program in music classrooms in Denver, Colorado, HOPE has been able to empower over 1,600 students by combining music and financial education.

In the Denver metro area, rock and hip-hop artists have collaborated with HOPE through an organization called Funding the Future to educate and inspire young people with fun and engaging personal finance-themed concerts. The concerts feature a set performed by various artists followed by a discussion between students and the artists regarding financial topics, including managing money and saving. Each group of artists share personal anecdotes on finance related topics and stress the importance of financial education.

Clockwise from top l-r: 1. Our Denver Youth Program Manager Katie Broz and Denver Casey Fellow Yael Berhane pose for a photo with the Colorado-based hip-hop group The Reminders who were preparing for a financial literacy concert at Cole Arts and Science Academy in March 2018. 2. The Reminders has opened for famous artists such as Snoop Dogg and Lupe Fiasco, here they performed a set and provided a financial literacy lesson to 700 high school students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver in April 2018. 3. Katie Broz with touring rock band GOODING, who partnered with HOPE and Funding the Future to perform a financial literacy concert for 800 middle school students at HOPE Denver’s partner school, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, in September 2017. 4. GOODING on stage.

Help give young people like the spectacular students of Denver a head start to financial independence. Visit operationhope.org now to say you’re one-on purpose with a one-time donation of $25, or amplify your impact with a gift of $2,500 to sponsor an entire classroom.100% of your gift is program-focused, providing low and moderate-income youth and adults with the financial education and coaching to create a more secure future.