It Takes a Village to Encourage Financial Sustainability
$BM’s success is a result of committed people who recognize the value of empowering others to take charge of their financial lives and begin a path to financial strength and sustainability. In addition to leaders in government, nonprofits, and foundations, $tand By Me is fortunate to have the support of many volunteers who are dedicated to helping individuals to achieve their aspirations.
Over the past three years, hundreds of volunteers have devoted their time to work with the College Funding Project to help high school seniors accomplish their dream of going to college. For many families, a barrier to this dream is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA. It’s a daunting task for most people, but our volunteers have worked one-on-one with hundreds of families to unlock the door to financial aid for college.
For our volunteers, helping others achieve their dreams allows them to participate in creating a better life, not only for individuals but also for communities.