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Tanya Van Court's Financial Literacy Platform Goalsetter Makes Its Way To Classrooms

Goalsetter is going from online to the classrooms! Founder and CEO Tanya Van Court’s financial literacy platform has joined Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) to provide financial education, developed according to and Council for Economic Education, to high schoolers, per a press release shared with AfroTech. The partnership comes after Georgia’s financial literacy curriculum mandate for high schools, which is required by districts to implement by the 2024-2025 school year — making CCPS a year ahead. While checking off the mandate for high schools, the CCPS students are set to have access to savings and investment accounts. Over 3,300 11th and 12th are expected to start their financial freedom journey. “We are proud to establish a partnership with Goalsetter to strengthen financial literacy among our students as they continue their K-12 matriculation and become successful adults,” said Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO of Schools, per the press release. He...

Oct 26, 2022

Tanya Van Court's Goalsetter Joins TeamSnap To Support Underserved Youth In Their Physical And Financial Well-Being

Goalsetter is helping to bring financial literacy to the sports world in its latest partnership. The fintech platform has joined TeamSnap — a leading sports team management app — to support an increase of underserved youth having equal access to sport participation, according to a press release shared with AfroTech. The goal at hand is for the young athletes to have both physical and financial well-being. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Goalsetter (@goalsetterco)

Aug 12, 2022

How Going From $1M To $20K In A Day Led Tanya Van Court On A Mission To Financially Educate The World

When discussing trailblazers in the fintech space, Tanya Van Court is a name that is expected to come up in conversation. The Goalsetter founder has been working tirelessly as a leader to not only spread knowledge of the importance of financial literacy but also backing initiatives that directly support Black and brown communities. As previously reported by AfroTech, Goalsetter and Robert F. Smith launched One Stock. One Future. — an initiative to spearhead financial freedom for the next generation of Black and LatinX Americans. With the success behind her platform, Van Court is also no stranger to the whirlwind of a journey that attaining financial wellness can bring. After seeing her own fair share of how the lack of financial education can leave a devastating impact, she’s a believer that there’s still room to turn in the right direction toward the ultimate goal of financial freedom. “There is no shame in realizing that perhaps you aren’t as well equipped as you thought you were,...

May 6, 2022

5 Black-Owned Apps Promoting Financial Literacy That We've Got Our Eyes On

Learning how to properly budget your income is one of the building blocks for attaining financial literacy. With keeping up with bills and unexpected expenses, it can become easy to slip onto a path of neglecting taking action in creating a game plan for monthly spending. Here are budgeting and saving apps led by Black founders that guide you to keep track of your coins.

Apr 29, 2022

NBA Superstars Join Goalsetter’s $15M Series A Round As It Aims To Expand Access To Wealth

Access to financial education in America is on the rise thanks to Goalsetter! In a press release, the fintech platform that aims to provide families and K-12 youth with access to banking, financial education tools, investing and savings has just announced that it closed a $15 million Series A funding round. In an investment series led by Seae Ventures, with participants that include Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Astia Fund, Citizens Financial Group, CUNA Mutual Finance Group, Fiserv, Mass Mutual Catalyst Fund, Sterling National Bank, and a host of others, the funding will allow Goalsetter to further its B2B partnerships that align with its mission to transform financial education and access to wealth for all Americans. “For the first time in the history of America, Goalsetter is merging culture, media and entertainment with the world of finance to bring financial education tools that are fun, engaging, and accessible to every kid and family in the country,” Goalsetter Founder...

Dec 1, 2021

Goalsetter, Billionaire Robert F. Smith Ring NYSE Opening Bell After Gifting Thousands Of Shares To Young People Of Color

Goalsetter is making sure the next generation of Black and Latinx Americans is free from the financial burdens that have held us back for so long! As previously reported by AfroTech, Vista Equity Partners’ Robert F. Smith and Goalsetter’s Tanya Van Court announced the “One Stock. One Future.” initiative in October 2021. The initiative served as a call to action for both organizations and corporations to build up young people of color and set them on a path to financial freedom. It kicked off after Smith gifted five shares of stock — equivalent to about 15,000 total shares — to nearly 3,000 students, educators and staff members at the Eagle Academies for Young Men, a network of public, all-boys schools serving young men of color in New York City and Newark, NJ, according to a press release. As this called for a celebration, those Black students, the Black Billionaire, Black tech entrepreneur, Black educator and young Black men from the Morehouse Class of 2019 all graced the NYSE...

Nov 16, 2021

Robert F. Smith, Goalsetter Launch Initiative To Help A Million Black & LatinX Kids Become Shareholders

When underserved communities lack access to resources for financial education, their ability to focus on the idea of generational wealth is stunted before they even have a chance to take a step on its path. With the mission to give such communities a fighting opportunity to learn about smart investing and building wealth early on, Robert F. Smith and Goalsetter, a financial literacy platform founded by Tanya Van Court, announced today the launch of “One Stock. One Future.” — an initiative to spearhead financial freedom for the next generation of Black and LatinX Americans.

Oct 27, 2021

Ciara And Russell Wilson Donate Over $35K To Help Seattle Students Start Savings Accounts

Power couple Ciara and Russell Wilson never miss an opportunity to give back to their Seattle community. With Financial Literacy Month winding down, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his superstar wife took the opportunity to surprise hundreds of middle school students in their city with savings accounts to teach them a valuable lesson about investing and the value of money. According to The Seattle Times, Wilson and Ciara donated over $35,000 so each West Seattle Public School student could seed their own savings accounts with $40. The couple’s surprise arrangement was created in partnership with their Why Not You Foundation, the NFL Players Association and family fintech company Goalsetter. The Seattle Times reports that Goalsetter CEO Tanya Van Court started off the virtual lesson, alongside The Wilsons, teaching students about how to create wealth for themselves. “After these kids see or hear Russell Wilson in their classroom, I want them to see that they don’t need to aspire...

Apr 30, 2021

Goalsetter Founder Tanya Van Court Is Revolutionizing Financial Literacy For Black Kids And Families In America

Financial education in the Black community is often a concept that’s not grasped until adulthood. Even then, many young adults struggle to manage their personal finances because they’ve never received a solid foundation in saving and investing. When former Nickelodeon executive and Goalsetter founder Tanya Van Court set out to create her financial literacy platform, she understood that she had a higher calling to close the wealth gap between Black and brown families in America and educate Black youth all across the country. The idea for her revolutionary platform came from her then eight-year-old daughter who asked for enough money to start an investment account for her ninth birthday. Van Court knew that if she could combine her knack for understanding the language of kids as well as her personal connection to financial education, she could create something powerful to better equip Black America’s youth to take charge of their finances. “I didn’t want to be an entrepreneur. It’s...

Apr 26, 2021

Nike, Goalsetter Announce $1M Partnership to Seed Savings Accounts For 10,000 Black Youth

Last summer, Nike Inc. announced several initiatives with Converse, Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan amounting to a $140 million commitment dedicated to addressing racial inequality and injustice in Black communities. As part of its Black Community Commitment fund, NIKE, Inc. has donated a total of $1 million to Black-owned youth financial literacy app Goalsetter — the platform’s largest corporate donation to date — which will be used to seed 10,000 savings accounts for Black children. “As part of Nike, Inc.’s Black Community Commitment, we are proud to announce our newest partner, Goalsetter,” says Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand, in a press statement. “Their purpose to build financial literacy for Black families aligns with our goals – specifically focusing on economic empowerment to address racial inequality for Black Americans. Our partnership with Goalsetter is one way Nike, Jordan and Converse seek to transform how U.S. families, and in particular Black youth, access...

Feb 24, 2021

NBA's Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Baron Davis Invest in Banking App Goalsetter

There’s no age limit on when people can learn financial literacy, according to mobile banking app Goalsetter. The Black-owned kids and family finance app announced that it has raised a $3.9 million seed capital round and plans to use the funds to accelerate subscriber growth and enhance its ability to further expand its platform, according to a press release. The funding round was led by Astia, with participation from other companies such as PNC Bank, Mastercard, US Bank, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Elevate Capital, Portfolia’s FirstStep Fund and Rising America Fund, and Pipeline Angels. In addition to those major investors, Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns’ guard Chris Paul, former NBA star Baron Davis, and ex-MLB player C.C. Sabathia all joined as individual investors in the revolutionary app. “We are proud to support Goalsetter in their mission to increase financial literacy in Black and Brown communities,” Durant shared in a statement. “Financial education is...

Jan 26, 2021

Goalsetter to Launch Money-Saving Campaign #SavingOurSelves on Juneteenth

Amid conversations and uprisings surrounding racial justice, Juneteenth is quickly becoming a company holiday . However, with all of the increased awareness, Goalsetter is launching the #SavingOurSelves initiative to help reverse the wealth gap. Founded by Tanya Van Court, Goalsetter —a Black-owned app that provides culturally-relevant financial literacy tools for kids and families to save money—is committing to getting one million Black kids signed up for savings accounts. “Juneteenth is a celebration of our freedom from slavery, but African-Americans can’t truly celebrate freedom until we are financially liberated and the wealth gap is closed,” said Chairman of Vista Equity and Goalsetter investor Robert F. Smith. “By giving Black kids a savings and financial literacy app created by a Black entrepreneur, we can change the way a whole generation of Black kids learns about money and thinks about building wealth. And that can have a profound impact on our entire community.”...

Jun 15, 2020

This Mom Created A Platform To Help Kids Learn To Save

It is never too early to learn about money. Teaching children about personal finance from a young age can directly impact their financial decisions later in life. According to a report by the Council of Economic Education , only 19 states require that high school students take personal finance courses. High school may be the first time that some of these students sit inside a financial literacy classroom, but Goalsetter doesn’t want kids waiting until their teenage years to learn about interest rates, mortgages and other financial concepts. Goalsetter, a Brooklyn-based FinTech start-up, is revamping the way parents teach and students learn about personal finance. Kids can save directly in the app, while also exploring a curriculum aimed at broadening their financial literacy. “We have a chance in reversing the wealth gap that exists in our community right now by getting every kid a savings account,” Goalsetter CEO and Founder Tanya Van Court said. Van Court, a two-time Stanford...

Oct 1, 2019