Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Charles Schwab Foundation Name Angel Carter National Money Matters Ambassador for 2017

Atlanta Teen Receives $5,000 Scholarship for Demonstrating Exceptional
Financial Literacy Skills; 10 Additional Scholarships Awarded

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Charles Schwab Foundation have named
17-year-old Angel Carter of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of
Greater Atlanta the 2017 National Ambassador for the Money
Matters: Make it Count
 financial education program,
which teaches the basics of personal finance and the importance of an
early start to being financially responsible. As the tenth annual
National Money Matters Ambassador, Angel will serve as an advocate for
expanding teens’ knowledge of money management to help them ultimately
achieve financial independence and well-being.

Since the program’s inception, more than 725,000 Boys & Girls Club teens
have completed Money Matters in more than 1,700 Clubs. During
2015 alone, some 85,000 teens completed the program.

Angel was first introduced to the Money Matters program in just
third grade, and she became more involved as a teenager, taking the full
course from a Money Matters instructor. Thanks to the savings
lessons she learned at her Club, Angel opened up her first bank account
when she was just 14 years old. Angel has applied the skills she learned
in Money Matters to plan ahead for college, where she hopes to
study Mass Communications and Sociology. Eventually, Angel aspires to
save enough money to start a scholarship fund to help other students
achieve their educational goals.

“The Money Matters principles have and will continue to help
guide me financially through the next phases of my life,” Angel said.
“This program helped me to understand the importance of saving,
budgeting, investing and financial independence.”

As the 2017 National Ambassador for the Money Matters program,
Angel feels her goal of pursuing a college education in communications
is more attainable than ever as she will receive a $5,000 college
scholarship from Charles Schwab Foundation. She also earned the
opportunity to meet with Congressman John Lewis and to attend the Jump$tart
Annual Awards Dinner
 on April 5-6, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

“We love the National Ambassador program because it celebrates the
difference that financial education can make in someone’s life,” said
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, president and board chair of Charles Schwab
Foundation. ”It also acknowledges the power of peer-to-peer influence,
which is so crucial in helping young people learn about the power of
financial fitness.”

In addition to Angel, 10 other Boys & Girls Club teens will receive
$2,500 scholarships for their outstanding personal finance leadership

“Since the program’s inception, Money Matters has helped hundreds
of thousands of teens plan ahead for their futures with financial
well-being in mind,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls
Clubs of America. “We believe these formative years are important to
establish healthy financial habits that will last long into the future,
from saving for college to prioritizing spending and managing monthly

The 2017 $2,500 scholarship winners are as follows:

  • Davontae Conner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington in
    Washington, D.C.
  • Lizvett Guizar, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in San Francisco,
  • John Khuynh, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
  • Najha Marshall, Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County in Plano, TX
  • Darwin Ochoa, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV
  • Sharnae Pegues, Boys & Girls Clubs of Coffee County in Douglas, GA
  • Nia Peterson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL
  • Nia Spencer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago in Chicago, IL
  • Sergio Wallace, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in Atlanta, GA
  • Thomas Zhang, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Since 2004, Charles Schwab Foundation has presented a total of $546,000
in college scholarship grants to 270 Boys & Girls Club teens, ages 16 –

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (
has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as
productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs
serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and
community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing
and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families
in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations
worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and
friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis
during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic
success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a
Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives.
National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.

About Charles Schwab Foundation

Charles Schwab Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization funded by
The Charles Schwab Corporation. Its mission is to create positive change
through financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism. More
information is available at
The Charles Schwab Foundation is classified by the IRS as a charity
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is
neither a part of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC)
nor its parent company, The Charles Schwab Corporation. Charles Schwab
Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are unaffiliated entities.



Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Sarah Bulgatz, 415-667-0328
& Girls Clubs of America
Christian Mays, 404-487-5366