Support the Emotional, Physical, and Financial Well-Being of Teens and Young Adults
- The average amount of student loan debt has increased 86% in the last 13 years.
- 51% of student loan holders say it is running their quality of life.
- Being unprepared for the real-world causes stress in the workplace.
- 75% of the American workforce experience some sort of financial stress on a daily basis.
- 40% of Americans have no savings whatsoever.
- Financial literacy is at a 6th grade level.
- 1 in 3 teens have an anxiety disorder.
- Suicide rates among children ages 10-14 are up 13% since 2018.
- There is still a stigma surrounding asking for help with mental health issues.
- Obesity prevalence in America is highest (19%) among children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in the lowest income group.
The Foundation will align with programs focused on:
- Recognizing signs of depression, suicide prevention, and improving mental health, and providing resources, screening, and mental health education in schools.
- Promoting physical activity and wellness programs for young people. Being active boosts health benefits including elevated mood and reduced stress in kids and teens.
- Teaching financial literacy to teens and young adults.
The convergence across health, wealth and emotional well-being and the emergence of financial wellness is part of our foundational future. Supporting programs, organizations and initiatives that promote overall well-being will help better prepare young people to succeed in whatever area they choose.