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We partner with schools and community organizations to offer financial education programs to teens through the Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE), the nonprofit we founded in 2005.

We always need volunteers at Mad City Money to help!

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Read what the participants have to say...


Garfield High School

I enjoyed the workshops very much, and I learned a lot. For example, I learned to pay myself first and how to manage my money.


Sierra Vista High School

I now know more about money and credit than any of my friends. I wish more teachers would have their students learn this. Now I feel ready for the real world.


Duarte High School

I gained a greater understanding of how to save, invest and overall handle my money better.


Baldwin Park High School

I learned so much, each week I was looking forward to the next workshop.


Chaffey High School

The event was fun, but now I know not to let people persuade me to buy things I don't need. It's not good to spend more than I make in income.

What is Mad City Money?

Mad City Money

See a Mad City Money Event

Volunteers play the roles of merchants in Mad City, selling goods and services the teen participants need to purchase during the event. Of course, it’s all pretend, but it serves as a simulation for real life.