To instill a lifelong love of learning.
At Andson, our mission is to educate, inform, and inspire youth and young adults by delivering innovative programs in academics, financial literacy, and mentoring. We believe delivering both financial and educational support to students, can aid not only in their academic careers, but also in their personal development. Our programs educate and empower students to achieve sound and promising futures.
According to the 2012 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey prepared for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling,
Our goal is to support these vital aspects of development, equipping students with the necessary life skills to close the education gap and avoid the financial crises that often plague the adult lives of at-risk, disadvantaged youth.
We intend to achieve these outcomes by focusing on two objectives:
• Academic improvement, achieved by comprehensive after school tutoring support and measured in grade level literacy assessments currently in use through our school systems
• Financial literacy improvement, achieved through effective financial education, when possible encouraging savings habits through actual practice
Andson programs are intended to serve a broad age range of children in the Las Vegas, Boulder City and Henderson areas. The majority of youth in our programs are at-risk, low-income and underserved – some of the most vulnerable in Southern Nevada.
Given the startling statistics on the lack of financial literacy in America, there is clearly a need for well-designed financial literacy programs in our schools.