New partnership with Five Million Kids initiative of Operation Hope

San Diego, California, June 1, 2011; Mind Treasures is pleased to announce a new partnership with Operation HOPE, Inc. and its FIVE MILLION KIDS (5MK) Initiative to provide financial literacy classes for children, youth, adults, and families. Mind Treasures – through its Neighborhood Financial Literacy (NFL) program – made a pledge to 5MK to educate youth and adults in financial literacy, open savings accounts for youth and adults, and mobilize volunteers to teach financial literacy in the San Diego community in the low to moderate-income neighborhoods. The NFL initiative provides hand
s-on financial literacy workshops as after-hour enrichment programs at public schools, community centers, and churches.

“Mind Treasures is committed to provide essential financial education to empower children, youth, adults, and families,” said Alex Mazloom, cofounder and executive director of Mind Treasures. “We are honored to be part of 5MK initiative and bring this education to the masses. We can help the public develop their hidden potentials and learn a new system that will enable them to establish a connection between their virtues and wealth; and make better financial and life decisions in an effort to build stronger families, communities, and neighborhoods.”

“Operation HOPE believes that by teaching financial literacy, we are able to tangibly empower individuals with practical skills, and furthering the Silver Rights Movement,” said Operation HOPE Senior Vice President and Global Director of Field Operations Kevin W. Fleming. “Thanks to organizations like Mind Treasures, we are able to involve more communities in our mission.”

About FIVE MILLION KIDS (5MK)
5MK is a national initiative led by National Co-chairs Quincy Jones and Ambassador Andrew Young focused on bringing financial literacy empowerment to five million kids and adults. 5MK will turn up the volume on financial literacy in America by bringing together organizations across the country dedicated to advancing the cause. With the groundbreaking work of the Gallup-HOPE Financial Literacy Index 5MK will demonstrate the power that financial literacy has in increasing academic engagement and aspiration for youth and engagement and hope for adults. Visit the 5MK website and make
your pledge here and join the movement to spread financial literacy all across America.

About Operation HOPE
Founded in 1992, social empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE’s mission is to expand economic opportunity in under-resourced communities through financial literacy education. HOPE promotes “silver rights” – making free enterprise and capitalism relevant and effective for the underserved. Raising more than $500 million and directing and restructuring nearly $500 million more in mortgages and economic support from the private sector, HOPE seeks dignity and empowerment for all. Follow Operation HOPE at www.operationhope.org.

About Mind Treasures
Mind Treasures – established in 2006 – is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide financial education to all age groups. Mind Treasures’ character-based curriculum (ABCs of Wealth) is unique in that it focuses on personal finance knowledge and character development. The program’s premise is that people’s self-esteem and core values are inextricably linked to how they handle various form of wealth (i.e. knowledge, expertise, money, and time as well as physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health). The program endeavors to develop givers as well as takers, and the role of entrephilanthropy is central to the program.

Mind Treasures Media Contact,
Alex Mazloom, Executive Director,
858-335-3608, amazloom@mindtreasures.com

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