New year, new faces and big plans for Money Sense

FacebookLinkedInTwitterNew school year, new organization name and new faces – like me! Hi, I’m Rashidah Butler-Jackson, the Money Sense program manager for SecureFutures. Many educators and administrators know Money Sense, but you may be less familiar with me and the name “SecureFutures”. So, about all that …

SecureFutures is the new name for Make A Difference – Wisconsin. We’ve empowered more than 62,000 teens since 2006, partnering with more than 200 schools and community sites in Milwaukee, across Wisconsin and into Chicago. As we kept growing, it was time to go with a name that more clearly shared our mission and vision in empowering teens with financial capability and confidence. (You can read more about our plan here.)

As for me, I’m new to SecureFutures, but I’m no stranger to Milwaukee or the world of education. I’m a proud alum of Rufus King (go Generals!) and I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees from UW-Milwaukee. I taught at YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas. We may also have met through one of my many roles at Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

I am so excited for this coming school year. I’m looking to build on the partnerships from last year – see a full list at the bottom of this blog – so that we can all work toward improving the lives of young people in our community. That is a goal I know we can all get behind, no matter the new titles or names.

Let me know if you’re interested in hearing more about our financial education programs or to see how we can schedule sessions with your teenagers. Thank you!
Rashidah Butler-Jackson
(414) 273-8101

2016-2017 SecureFutures education partners

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) & affiliated schools
• Alliance School of Milwaukee
• Assata Alternative High School
• Bradley Tech High School
• Carmen H.S. of Science & Technology – South
• Community High School
• Golda Meir High School
• Hmong American Peace Academy
• James Madison Academic Campus
• Lad Lake – South
• Milwaukee Community Cyber High School
• Milwaukee School of the Arts
• Milwaukee School of Languages
• North Division High School
• Pulaski High School
• Riverside University High School
• Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School (for teens like Than, at right)
• Rufus King High School
• South Division High School
• Washington High School of Information Technology
• Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning

Milwaukee choice/charter schools
• Bader Hillel High School
• Cross Trainers Academy
• Dominican High School
• Eastbrook Academy
• GPS Education Partners: STRATTEC
• HOPE Christian
• Messmer High School
• Pius XI Catholic High School
• St. Anthony High School
• St. Joan Antida High School
• St. Thomas More High School
• University School of Milwaukee

Illinois high schools
• Golder College Prep
• Muchin College Prep
• Noble Street College Prep (pictured at right)

Other Wisconsin schools
• Beaver Dam High School
• Beloit Memorial High School
• Burlington High School
• Connects Learning Center
• Cornell High School
• Cudahy High School
• Denmark Community School
• Dodgeland High School
• Franklin High School
• GPS Education Partners:
– BPM (Peshtigo)
– Bradley Corp (Menomonee Falls)
• Horace Mann High School (Fond du Lac)
• John Dewey Academy (Green Bay)
• Kettle Moraine High School
• La Follette High School (Madison)
• McKinley Academy (Manitowoc)
• Menasha High School
• Mt. Horeb High School
• Mukwonago High School
• Muskego High School
• New Horizons Charter School
• Ozaukee High School
• Pardeeville High School
• Pewaukee High School
• Port Washington High School
• The Prairie School (Wind Point)
• Prairie Phoenix Academy (Sun Prairie)
• PRIDE (Appleton Area School District)
• Quest Program (Menomonee Falls School District)
• Racine Case High School
• Racine Horlick High School
• Shorewood High School
• South Milwaukee High School
• Sussex-Hamilton High School
• Union Grove High School
• Waterford Union High School
• Waukesha East Alternative High School
• Waukesha South High School
• Wautoma High School – Crossroads Academy
• West Allis Central High School
• West Allis-West Milwaukee – Share Journeys Charter School
• Whitnall High School

Student/community groups
• Beloit College – Help Yourself Program
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (including the event at right)
• City of Milwaukee Earn and Learn
• Cream City Conservation & Consulting
• Department of Juvenile Corrections
• Goodman Community Center (Madison)
• Great Lakes Community Conservation Service Corp.
• Ho-Chunk Nation
• Inspire Your Homeschool Conference
• Lake Valley Camp
• Lead2Change
• Lighthouse Youth Centers – Garden Homes & Havenswoods
• Milwaukee Job Corps Center
• Milwaukee Public Library – Mill Road
• Milwaukee Public Schools – CACC Summer Transition Program
• Milwaukee Urban League event
• Pathways Milwaukee
• PEARLS for Teen Girls
• Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
• Social Development Commission
• Teens Grow Greens
• Upward Bound – Forward Service Corp. & UWM Math and Science
• Urban Underground
• Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park
• Waukesha State Bank event
• Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC)
• YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
• Youthbuild Program – AmeriCorps

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