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  • 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. Suite 100 | Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • (317) 921-1276

The Dollars & $ense Financial Literacy Program

Financial Literacy

Grade Level | 9th - 12th Grades

Program Focus


Development of Financial Skills

Development of Investment Portfolios

Dollars & $ense is a national program of the 100 Black Men of America and is provided locally by the “100” in partnership with the University of Indianapolis. Students in grades 9-12 meet weekly on the University of Indianapolis campus with a professor and their “100” mentors/tutors to learn about managing and investing money. During this 18-week program, students learn basic financial skills and develop, monitor, and assess investment portfolios. At the completion of the program, students are paired into teams of two and compete locally for cash awards. From the local competition, two students are identified to compete in the national competition held during the 100 Black Men of America’s National Conference. Team Indy won the national competition in both 2003 , 2007, 2012, and 2013.