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Father and Son Launch Program to Educate Disadvantaged Communities About Financial Literacy

Meet Kevon and Kamari Chisolm, the father and son founders of Junior Wallstreeters, Inc, a new nonprofit organization focusing on decreasing the wealth gap between disadvantaged groups and whites. The motto of the organization is: Empowering Youth with Financial Wellness; Today’s Investors Started Yesterday. Before the pandemic, the average net wealth for African Americans was $15,000 vs $140,000 for whites. Considering the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on many disadvantaged communities, one can only imagine how their net worth has drastically decreased. Kevon asserts, “We say, today’s investors started yesterday because we as a group are behind.” This non-profit is geared towards helping us catch-up. […]