Banking on Our Future (BOOF) elevates the dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency of people in low-wealth communities through financial literacy. Since its inception, this program has reached over 709,000 students in more than 700 schools and community-based organizations in the U.S. and South Africa.
BOOF classes are free of charge for schools and communities. They are led by HOPE Corps volunteers who have undergone comprehensive training in financial literacy and teaching techniques. Our BOOF students are given the tools they need to take control of their financial futures—with a message of empowerment, responsibility, and hope.
BOOF has been the recipient of the U.S. Treasury Department's John Sherman Award for Financial Literacy Excellence and the Oprah's Angel Network’s Use Your Life Award. It partners with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in South Africa to promote financial literacy empowerment in Africa, where BOOF has educated over 50,000 students.