MEET LADONNA N. SMITH, THE ENTREPRENEUR EMPOWERING YOUTH WITH HER AWARD-WINNING FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Nationwide -- LaDonna N. Smith knows what it's like to enter adulthood with no financial know-how. After many years of being tied down by debt and poor financial management, LaDonna learned the skills needed to turn her financial situation around.
Now, she's dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to make good financial choices. "Smart money management is a vital life skill, and it's never too early to start teaching children how to save and spend money.
Teaching children personal financial literacy early on carries many tangible benefits into their adult lives," says Smith. However, for many educators and parents, it is often a challenge to make learning about finances fun for children.