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Getting to Know Danny Dollar with the Boys & Girls Club

Earlier this month our partners at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area held their first-ever Danny Dollar Academy Class. Check out the video below to see how quickly these amazing kids are improving their financial literacy.


Since a conversation with his eight-year-old son inspired him to write Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade more than a decade ago, author and motivational speaker Ty Allan Jackson has had one primary goal: inspire kids to achieve their dreams by making it easier to learn about finances and entrepreneurship. Jackson's book follows 11-year-old Danny Dollar's quest to become a millionaire by opening up his own lemonade stand. The story became the inspiration for the Danny Dollar Academy, which has helped thousands of kids across the country improve their financial literacy.

In 2022, United Way of the Greater Capital Region partnered with Ty to bring the Danny Dollar Academy to our community. In the past year, the program has doubled in size and is now offered to more than 150 kids at four local nonprofits.

Finance is often considered an adult topic but this initiative proves it's never too early to learn skills that can help a child shape their own future. United Way is proud to support financial literacy programs like Danny Dollar Academy that can help children and their families achieve financial security.

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We need your support to bring the Danny Dollar Academy to even more children in the Capital Region! 

Please help us raise $30,000 over the next month to offer financial literacy programs to children in all eight counties we serve. 

Your generosity will enable us to build a community where all can thrive, no matter what. Thank you for being HERE FOR GOOD!


Click here or Text "DANNYDOLLAR" to 41444 to donate.



This year we are proud to partner with

to bring the Danny Dollar Academy to nearly 150 local children.


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Girls Inc.

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