About SecureFutures

Our mission: Provide financial literacy programs and resources that empower students to make sound financial decisions.

Our vision: Build strong communities where teens and their families make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial future.

Our values:
Empowerment: We believe young people have the power to take ownership of their financial futures. We strive to inspire them to learn and develop new skills that support their goals.
Equity: We strive to advance equitable and inclusive access to financial systems, resources, and opportunities while working to address systemic barriers.
Community: We believe in the power of bringing people together. Financially capable individuals and engaged citizens lead to stronger communities.
Service: We lead through service and gratitude. We prioritize the needs of our students and stakeholders and respond accordingly.
Integrity: We believe in doing the right thing. We practice honesty, transparency, integrity and accountability every day.

SecureFutures, founded in 2006, equips teens with money management skills, tools, and mentoring so they can achieve financial capability, reach their goals, and strengthen their communities. Now in its 15th year, SecureFutures is a leader in teen financial literacy with programs that have impacted close to 90,000 teens.

SecureFutures is a two-time recipient of the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award, the 2015 Governor’s Legacy Award, and 2014 Small Nonprofit of the Year at the BizTimes Media Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Two senior members on SecureFutures staff have won the Governor’s Financial Literacy award, one in 2017 and one in 2020.

Our signature annual fundraising event, the SecureFutures Investment Conference, is the Midwest’s premier event for cutting-edge investment thinking, featuring insights from leading investment experts like Byron Trott, David Einhorn, Rick Rieder, Bill Ackman, and Howard Marks.