Honorable President Barack Obama
44th President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Distinguished Visionary and Honorable President Barack Obama,
History teaches us that complacency is not a strategy and ignorance is a sin. As an astute observer of history, I have a dream for the youth of America. My dream is to wipe out illiteracy, financial illiteracy that is, which is decaying the very foundation of our nation’s youth.
HOWEVER, I am not writing this letter passively to highlight a problem. Instead, I am writing to you with a solution. I am not one to sit by idly while the youth of this nation grows up without the know-how of personal financial management. To this end, I created FLY in 2013, which stands for Financial Literacy for Youth, financialliteracyforyouth.org, a peer-to-peer training tool that aims to inspire interest in personal finance and promote financial responsibility among youth.
FLY’s accomplishments to-date:
- 7 partnerships with government and nonprofit organizations
- 280 students in 5 different schools and organizations have completed financial education certification programs
- 300 copies of financial literacy software distributed to schools and communities, and donated funds and financial education materials worth $14,500
I would be honored if I can humbly request an audience with you to present FLY’s unique approach towards making our youth financial literate and to discuss instituting financial literacy to be a graduation requirement for all schools.Most high schools are not learning fundamental money lessons to help them financially navigate through the real world. According to a study conducted by Sallie Mae, 84 percent of students said they need more education on financial management topics. We want this!
You are the only President who has tackled financial literacy for the youth proactively; by declaring April financial literacy month and creating President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, to name a few among your many visionary and bold initiatives designed to empower and educate a new generation that will grow up wiser than ever before.
I hope I have the honor to meet with you. My direct cell number is (650) 815-1699 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The honor will be the greatest of my life and one that will provide the American youth with stewardship desperately needed from a real leader!
Henry Gunn High School
Palo Alto, CA