We aim to close the youth financial literacy gap by providing teens resources on personal finance and empowering them to achieve their goals!
The Teen Trillionaire was started as a project in May of 2020 by Chicago teen Aryav Bothra — an incoming first-year at Yale University — and launched officially that July. Since then, it has grown to become a fiscally-sponsored nonprofit organization that encompasses passionate students from around the world and unites them under the common goal of youth financial literacy.
We provide teens interested in their finances with one simple thing: someone that is willing to listen to their needs and guide them accordingly. Despite the vast amount of resources available on the internet, teen financial literacy has always been a niche that we feel has never truly met or reflected the needs of teens. Without proper financial education, how can we expect teenagers to take control of their credit score, insurance, or future student loans?
Towards our goal of inspiring a generation of more financially independent and educated teens, we offer free financial coaching services that allow teens to get the answers they need on a wide variety of topics from auto insurance to saving for the future. We also publish books, create podcasts, and host speakers (virtually for now) to help instill in this upcoming generation one important virtue: the value of money.
In the past year, we have had the chance to collaborate with a variety of organizations, government officials, and passionate teens from around the world! In our attempt to make financial literacy more equitable to teens of all socioeconomic backgrounds, we have had the opportunity to do the following:
Reach an audience of 20,000+ teenagers
Published 200+ podcasts and articles
Host 10+ workshops on financial literacy
Consult with the Illinois State Board of Education Career and Technology Department Head regarding a partnership
Speak with the Oswego, IL Economic Development Director regarding how we can reach the community, present at a city council meeting
Offer scholarships to conference attendees and TTT members to begin investing risk-free after partnering with Bumper Investing
Recieved a $2000 sponsorship from the National Financial Educators Council to have some of our team members become certified financial educators
Have our founder join the National Financial Educators Council Advisory Board, Center for Financial Education Africa Team, and Financial Awareness Foundation Advisory Board as the only teen member