8 Cents in a Jar

We are helping to create a community that understands financial literacy...starting with eight cents

8 Cents in a Jar – a 501c3 organization in Florida – provides engaging financial education courses to students yearning to improve their economic condition. We offer comprehensive services that begin in middle school and covers their transition from high school to college. Through our efforts, students will be able to avoid common pitfalls with money and take advantage of economic prosperity at an early age in life.

Operating as usual

01/22/2024

Let's start the week strong by sharing how you've seen some positive change in your life through budgeting/a spending plan! πŸ’ͺπŸ’Έ

01/21/2024

"Financial success for parents involves careful planning, disciplined budgeting, and consistent saving and investing. Remember that financial success is a journey, not a destination, and with determination and the right strategies, you can achieve your family’s financial goals" (Source: Pocket Wise Kids). Here at 8 Cents in a Jar, we send out helpful resources to parents to help them in their financial journey each month. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you won't miss any of our Parenting Payoff emails.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ "

01/21/2024

Let's transform every bag into a tool for change! This January, pick up the reusable community bags at Winn-Dixie (1565 US 441 North, Apopka FL ONLY) , and $1 goes directly to providing financial literacy to students. πŸ›’πŸ’‘ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/20/2024

Wondering if college is really for you? Our new series β€˜Degree Not Required’ is a real-talk virtual workshop series to show you how to navigate a successful career path without a degree. Our first installment in this series is on Real Estate Careers. We will be announcing our first guest speaker next week! Learn from top earners as they drop gems on the real estate field and how you can get there! To register for this series visit: https://www.8cents.org/careers ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/19/2024

Investing in education, investing in futures. ✨ Corporate teams, your volunteer power can unlock a world of financial opportunity for K-12 students in Orange County. Make a lasting impact by joining our programs. Email us at [email protected] to start making change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/19/2024

Every coin counts! Our Change Jars program is giving local businesses a chance to support a student's future and make a real impact in their neighborhood. Want to be part of the change? Email us today! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/19/2024

Unmasking financial myths πŸ’Έ Are you telling yourself these lies?

1️⃣ "Budgeting takes time, and I don't have that kind of time."

Okay, we're ALL busy but try to take some time to really look at your daily schedule and see what you can give up doing for 1 day. Then, use that time to thoughtfully plan out your budget for a specific period of time. The more you get into the habit of doing this, the less time it takes because you will already know what to plan out for.

2️⃣ "I'll just keep this budget thing in my mind."

Sure. But can you realistically keep track of your expenses in your head? Truth is, you probably have a lot going with school or work and your brain doesn't need another load of information.


3️⃣ "There's too much going on at the moment. It's just not the right time for me."

Life is unpredictable, and you have no guarantee there will really be a better time to start budgeting/a saving plan. Actually, when life feels chaotic is probably the best time to start doing it. Budgeting in tough times will help you get steady yourself by keeping you in charge of your finances.

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01/16/2024

Although it's not officially Spring, we are excited to begin our Spring Programs at our participating schools! πŸ“šβœ¨ We extend a warm welcome to Sheeler High School, Apopka High School, Ocoee High School, Chancery High School, Meridian Christian Academy, Oak Ridge High School, and Lakeville Elementary. We are ready for a season of learning, growth, and positive change. Together, let's make this spring memorable! πŸŒ±πŸŽ“ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Photos from 8 Cents in a Jar's post 01/15/2024

Last night marked a significant moment for our Executive Director, Lashea Reaves, as she proudly received the prestigious Economic Wealth Builder Award for her outstanding contributions through 8 Cents In A Jar. We extend our deepest appreciation to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Nu Iota Omega Chapter, for inviting us to the Community Service Awards Reception.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This recognition is a testament to the impactful initiatives led by Lashea and the dedicated team at 8 Cents In A Jar. None of this would be possible without the generous contributions from individuals like you. Your support fuels our mission and empowers us to make a real difference in the community.

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey. We look forward to continuing our shared commitment to positive change and economic empowerment. πŸ†πŸ’Ό

01/15/2024

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 🌟 Today, we honor a visionary leader who dared to dream and inspire change in a world that desperately needed it. Let his legacy remind us that no dream is too big, and no journey too scary. We hope the quote above inspires you to take the first step in your financial journey with courage. You may not see how you'll achieve your goals but just focus on that initial step towards your dream. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/14/2024

Let's transform every bag into a tool for change! This January, pick up the reusable community bags at Winn-Dixie (1565 US 441 North, Apopka FL ONLY), and $1 will go directly to providing financial literacy to students. πŸ›’πŸ’‘

01/10/2024

πŸ’»πŸ›οΈπŸ΄ Teens spend most of their money on electronics/technology, dining out, and clothing. (Yahoo Money) Do you have a budget for that? Having a budget and a plan for your money gives you more control over your spending and can help you reach your goals. Here are some ways you can get started...

1. πŸ€” Know Where Your Money Goes: Budgeting can help you keep track of your money and understand where it's going. This way, you can make smarter choices about your spending and avoid running out of money when you need it most.

2. πŸ’° Control Your Spending: Budgeting can help you stay on top of your spending so that you don't accidentally overspend and end up in a tight spot. This is especially important when you have limited funds or specific goals in mind.

3. 🎯 Set Goals for Your Money: Budgeting can help you plan for the things you really want, like a new laptop or a trip with your friends. By setting goals, you can stay focused on what you want and avoid wasting money on things you don't need.

4. 😱 Be Ready for Surprises: Budgeting can help you set aside money for unexpected expenses, like a broken phone or a surprise bill. This way, you won't have to stress out or borrow money when something unexpected comes up.

5. πŸ“š Learn To Manage Your Money: Budgeting can teach you valuable skills for managing your money responsibly. By learning these skills now, you'll be better equipped to make smart money decisions in the future, like saving for college or investing in your dreams.

Photos from 8 Cents in a Jar's post 01/09/2024

Our Executive Director, Lashea Reaves, was on the money at the Nonprofit Impact Summit, where she collaborated with other business leaders. Thanks to Si Events Co. and the other panelists Nicole Euler, Vice President at Orlando Economic Partnership; Michael White, CEO of Indelible Solutions; Jamie Merill, President and CEO at Boys & Girls Club Central Florida; and Jeanne Wardford, Program Officer at W.K. Kellogg Foundation for this valuable opportunity!

01/08/2024

Wondering if college is really for you? Our new series β€˜Degree Not Required’ is a real-talk virtual workshop series to show you how to navigate a successful career path without a degree. Our first installment in this series is on Real Estate Careers. Learn from top earners as they drop gems on the real estate field and how you can get there! To register for this series, visit: https://www.8cents.org/careers ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

8 Cents in a Jar We are helping to create a community that understands financial literacy...starting with eight cents

01/08/2024

Let's make change in Central Florida! At 8 Cents in a Jar, we are dedicated to making financial literacy and economic mobility accessible to young people from underrepresented groups. We have accomplished so many great things in the past 7 years with the help of our cents-ational sponsors, and this year you too can be a driving force behind our efforts! If your company is prepared to make a change for Orlando's youth, head over to our website to get our 2024 sponsorship packet today!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/08/2024

As only 8 Cents in a Jar can do, we are coin-ciding our New Year on this 8th day as we turn eight years old this year! We invite you to cash in on this year and share our theme for 2024, β€œThe Power of Eight Coins: The Year of Greatness, Gratitude, and Gains.

01/07/2024

Joining the team at 8 Cents in a Jar has been an incredibly rewarding journey, one that I've been fortunate to embark on since its early stages. Witnessing the organization's growth from its infancy to its current flourishing state has been nothing short of a blessing. Like nurturing a child, it required time, dedication, and collective effort from an amazing team. Under the visionary leadership of Lashea Reaves, 8 Cents in a Jar has evolved into something even more beautiful than we initially imagined. Being part of this nonprofit family is not just a role; it's an honor to contribute to something that positively impacts the lives of others, and I look forward to continuing this meaningful journey.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​- Collette Schultz, Operations Manager (8 Cents in a Jar)

01/06/2024

"My favorite interactions with 8 Cents in a Jar have been at the annual Teach Students Money Expos. Watching the kids learn in real-time how to navigate life with paying bills and seeing them understand how their credit score directly impacts their livelihood is always refreshing to see. Every student needs to have that type of understanding before graduation."​​​​​​​​​- Renee Washington, Board Member (8 Cents in a Jar)​​​​​​​​​

01/06/2024

Signing up for our newsletter is one of the best ways we can assure you know about all of our programs and events. We notify you of events with more detail and lay out what we have going on in our fall schedule for your convenience. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/05/2024

Here is the first photo captured when 8 Cents in a Jar was founded. I felt grateful for the opportunity to contribute to students' financial literacy through this organization. Knowing how to manage money wisely is a great skill to help young people make smart financial decisions and achieve their goals.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​Although large organizations were already teaching financial literacy, there was still a need for more inclusive and accessible financial education for students of color and those from marginalized communities, who were often excluded by traditional teaching methods. Eight years have passed, and I am proud that we still ensure every student deserves the opportunity to become financially capable, regardless of their economic background or zip code.

Photos from 8 Cents in a Jar's post 01/05/2024

We get it. Setting and following a budget can sometimes make you feel restricted with your hard-earned money 😩 But budgeting isn't so much about restricting you but reclaiming control and financial freedom! We hope these quotes empower you to see budgeting from a different perspective πŸ’ͺπŸ’Έ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

01/04/2024

(Elementary Earners Savings Challenge) "My students REALLY enjoyed not only saving their money, but being rewarded for their efforts! The smiles on their faces said it all today!" Ms. Mc Dowell, 5th Grade Teacher Lakeville Elementary ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tell us how you or someone you know has benefitted from our programs here at 8 Cents πŸ€©β¬‡

Photos from 8 Cents in a Jar's post 01/03/2024

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Expo as a parent. I loved the opportunity that 8 Cents in A Jar provided for my teen daughter to see in real time how her decisions today can impact her future, and how big a role finances play in that. She got to make the connection for herself of what I mean when I say, "money doesn't grow on trees". If you haven't experienced the Teach Students Money Expo, don't miss it! The students love it and us parents do too. ​​​​​​​​​- Amanda, Director of Programs (8 Cents In A Jar) ​​​​​​​​​

01/02/2024

Andrette's Favorite Memory with 8 Cents in A Jar (2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a parent, I was able to accompany my son as he navigated the TSME (Teach Students Money Expo). Watching in real time how he processed his thoughts when it came to decisions, he had to make during the event was rewarding because I was able to see some of our conversations and lessons play out in real time. It also opened up the space for us to have conversations on the ride home and later on when he had to decide on spending the money earned on things that weren't as important as what he was saving for.

As staff, the virtual bank escape game was wonderful to be part of because the students were super excited to participate. Watching them think on their feet, solve math problems quickly, and work together as a group gave me all the feels.

-Andrette Lampkin, Program and Volunteer Administrator (8 Cents in a Jar)

01/01/2024

Let's transform every bag into a tool for change! This January, pick up the reusable community bags at Winn-Dixie (1565 US 441 North, Apopka FL ONLY), and $1 will go directly to providing financial literacy to students. πŸ›’πŸ’‘

01/01/2024

Happy Independence Day to our Haitian students and families! πŸŽ‰ Join us in celebrating not only freedom but also the power of financial knowledge. Together, we're shaping a future of economic opportunity.

01/01/2024

As we step into January, we're not just celebrating a new year, but also marking the beginning of our 8th year on this incredible journey. We are looking forward to it being a GR8 one! πŸŽ‚πŸš€

Photos from 8 Cents in a Jar's post 11/28/2023

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity and kindness. It's a day to celebrate the power of giving and the impact it has on our communities and the world. Consider contributing to 8 Cents in a Jar by following us on social media and donating your coins. Together, we can make a difference and positively impact communities: www.8cents.org/donate

Photos from 8 Cents in a Jar's post 10/06/2023

At , 4th and 5th grade classes are participating in our Elementary Earners series and working on a semester long savings challenge. We thought it would take a semester for a class to fill a gallon savings jar, but this 4th grade showed us they can save money within a week!! Don’t miss with a 4th grader and their savings goals.

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