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What is #Common_Cents?

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Identify Problem:

"Why quote opinions, where you can source facts" ~NLR Jr.


"The forecast for the American school system took root around the turn of the century - when racism was the way of life. In 1903, John D. Rockefeller founded the General Education Board (Rev. Fredrick T Gates served as President), which provided major funding - around $250 million ($250,000,000 of 1903 dollars would be worth: $6.8 billion back in in 2016) for schools across the country and was specifically active in promoting the State-controlled public school movement." ~Steps to Eliminate Racism


Family names like The Rockefellers, Gates, Carnegies, Vanderbilts along with other financial elite used their "philanthropic" organizations to mold society by funding and pushing compulsory state schooling for the masses. With the formation of the Department of Education (DOE) in 1979, it takes little less than "common sense" to piece together why in today's schools, penmanship is being neglected and more money is pumped into prisons & entertainment than education and family values.

What we are doing to fix it:

#Common_Cents™  - a financial literacy initiative that converts community conversations into currency dedicated to empowering their local youth. 


Innovatorslist is the exclusive network of local business owners and professionals that use #Common_Cents™ to both inspire and sponsor that cause.

Enrich Leadership through Readership

THE NICKELS, DIMES, AND DOLLARS BOOK: A WISE KID'S GUIDE TO MONEY MATTERS

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The Nickels, Dimes, and Dollars Book invites children to be the author of their own story through activities that help them develop healthy money habits that will have a positive impact on their character and well-being throughout their lives.


Subscribe today to GIFT A BOOK to benefit a student you know...


...and kidlightenment™ will GIFT A BOOK to benefit a student you don't.

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Buy a book, gift a book!

The kidlightenment Project™ is tirelessly supporting The Book Fairies by matching one-to-one book donations for every Innovatorslist Community Club subscription sold.


The Book Fairies is a literacy nonprofit that provides better access to books in high-need communities. Donated books will be distributed to disadvantaged schools and organizations locally and worldwide.



 WateringCanPressis a proud affiliate and product sponsor of The kidlightenment Project™ & #Common_Cents™.