Financial literacy is a vital part of an individual’s journey to success. Regrettably, many people still lack adequate financial information, limiting their opportunities and potential. Dre Mudaris has devoted educating children in financial management via his Children To Wealth program, giving them a promising start to their path in life.
Children To Wealth is an innovative, parent-approved private education company that was established to create solutions to vital financial problems and bridge the gap in financial literacy within communities. The core of its mission is to raise, in particular, a generation of financially knowledgeable and responsible kids and youth through a series of educational books, TV shows, games, seminars, and culturally relevant material. Adults are not left out as the business also covers a range of advanced financial topics from Credit and Life Insurance to Real Estate and Cryptocurrency.
The genius behind the brand is Dre Mudaris, a Jamaican-American businessman, bestselling author, motivational speaker, serial entrepreneur, and vibrant financial literacy activist. He is the founder of The Uncle Dre Club – a platform that curates motivational books focused on financial literacy. In addition, he is also an active real estate developer and investor operating out of New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Denville, New Jersey, he has written over 30 children’s books with a passion for helping them avoid the financial pitfalls of adults before them.
Children To Wealth is a one-of-a-kind business, distinguishing itself with a holistic approach to financial education – creating an environment that fosters a bonding experience between children and adults as they read and learn about basic financial terms – and providing relevant information that is tailored to the nuances of different cultures. Utilizing flashcards, audiovisual material, quizzes, and assessments to cover subjects such as the History of Money, How to Save Money, and Tax-deferred College Saving Accounts for adults and youths.
Sharing his motivation, Dre Mudaris said, “I started writing children’s books on financial literacy after speaking to a local middle school in my hometown area of New Jersey.” He observed a stark lack of knowledge on fundamental financial topics among the students and teachers, which ignited a passion in him to do something about it. “I began writing in earnest once I realized I had something to say,” he stated. “I started writing for publication once I realized I had something to say, which the world wanted to hear.”
Since its establishment, Children To Wealth has grown into the leading program for educating children on financial wealth, whether they are absolute beginners or not. Each student graduates from the program with the ability to set financial goals and follow a strategy towards achieving the same, make financial decisions regarding spending, eating and investing, and prioritize expenses relative to their needs, goals and wants.
Dre Mudaris is relentless in his drive to impact the lives of children in society and plans to expand into more states in the country, particularly in underserved communities, in the next couple of years. He hopes to inspire a change in the mindset of most youths – guiding them towards breaking through the financial ceiling of their background and teaching them that “Success is when you are progressively working towards the destination,” rather than an actual destination.