How did FLY start
According to Charles Schwab’s 2011 Teens and Money Survey, 75% of teens say that learning more about money management is one of their top priorities. But financial literacy instruction remains one of the least taught subjects at most high schools and universities. To break this cycle of financially illiterate students, in 2013 Kevin Ji started Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY).
FLY is the movement whose goal is to empower young American to restore economic health through promoting financial literacy. The hallmark of FLY is the student-centric model that aims to inspire interest in personal finance and promote financial responsibility among youth. With the support of schools, nonprofit organizations and government, the Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY) engages the entire community in efforts to improve financial literacy for students.
Kevin Ji (Founder/President) Mike Toloff (YFL Foundation: Advisor) Janis Baron (Sunday Friends Foundation: Advisor)
Jose Perez (City of Palo Alto: Advisor) James Lee (Financial Planning Association: Advisor)
Jenny Chen (California Certified Public Accountant: Advisor) John Canham (Webmaster)
Minami Sakakibara (Event Coordinator) Aarti Malhotra (Event Coordinator)
Javier Hernandez (Ambassador Lead) Max Zhang (Ambassador Lead) Karla Gonzalez (Ambassador Lead)
Janis Iourovitski (Ambassador Lead) Vi Jait (Ambassador Lead) Abel Romero (Ambassador Lead)