Create Every Opportunity (CEO) is an educational organization that provides high school students and schools with a program that teaches the importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, mental health and common sense knowledge. Anyone who wants to create a business or just wants to become financially literate can make use of Create Every Opportunity (CEO) and our resources for students and schools.
Create Every Opportunity boasts top-quality lessons created by industry leaders spanning different industries. Our program guides students through the process of establishing a business, scaling it up, and maintaining that growth; and we encourage our students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, while encouraging them to become financially literate. Our experts include top CEO's like Erika Nardini of Barstool Sports and Stephen Stokols of Boost Mobile, and different leaders throughout every sector like NFL Head Coach Hue Jackson, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Best Selling Author Jay Samit and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez - Just to name a few!
After finding out about America’s financial literacy problem, we knew we had to create a solution to help younger generations from falling into the trap. The numbers don’t lie; Americans have a financial literacy problem. Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic test of financial literacy. It’s splashed across the headlines every other day – U.S. college students continue to struggle with massive debt. There’s also the uptick in adults living paycheck to paycheck. The message about our country’s lack of financial literacy is loud and clear. In the near future, we hope to see CEO help pave the way for a massive push with regard to entrepreneurship and financial literacy education.
Financial literacy teaches students the basics of money management: budgeting, saving, investing, and giving. That knowledge lays a foundation for students to build strong money habits early on and avoid the mistakes that lead to money struggles. Encouraging and teaching high school students to feel in control of their own financial future boils down to educator support.
To help students make truly informed financial decisions after graduating, it’s important to teach them the basics, like interest rates for loans and credit cards. Students should also understand the value of investing, the difference between a stock and a mutual fund, and the importance of saving for retirement and large purchases.
You have heard people saying that information is power. The same thing applies to financial matters. The more information you have about finances, the better-equipped you will be in the future. Students will only benefit from making healthy financial choices, starting at a young age. The key is realizing that our nation’s economic tomorrow depends on the financial and business skills we give them today.
A 2017 T. Rowe Price Survey stated that 69% of parents admit they are reluctant about broaching the topic of finances with their children. Remember, we all have a part to play. Students who learn personal finance principles early have the most time to apply what they know, getting the most out of their knowledge. Even better, many students apply what they learn right away.
"People often point out how important education is. While it does provide us with the knowledge to get through life, education doesn’t necessarily give us the tools needed to survive in the real world. Once they finish school or decide to drop out, they realize they severely lack the knowledge of many important subjects. Create Every Opportunity or CEO is an organization that’s looking to fix that problem." - MarketWatch