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Dollars and $ense Program

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Click one the video above to watch Dollars and $ense 2020 contestants Angela and Lensa in action.

The live final competition is Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m.

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DASC 2020 Contestants and Coach

The amazingly capable 100 Black Men of Madison financial literacy team (from left to right) of Angela Abongwa, Lensa Hamda and Yoanna Hoskins, coached by Donald Dantzler, recently qualified for the National Virtual 2020 Dollars and $ense Youth Investment Competition to be staged 11:00 am (Eastern)/ 10:00 am (Central), Saturday, 7 November.


The Dollars and $ense Youth Investment program is a financial literacy program sponsored by State Farm. This program was designed to provide high school students, grades 9 through 12, with the opportunity to learn and apply best practice strategies for saving and investing.


Following preliminary competition, the 100 Black Men of Madison, Dollars and $ense team is one of three (Nationally) selected teams that will have the opportunity to compete for a $3,000 scholarship, trophy and earn the title, National Champion!

About The Program

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​The Dollars and Sense Program was designed to deliver financial and investment education to high school aged students, using a text which was developed in cooperation with Better Investing Inc.  The program incorporates an eight-week set of modules relating to credit, risk management and investing.  These presentations are made by strategic partners of the 100 BMM.

The Dollars and Sense program is an important tool for acquainting young people to the crucial concepts of finance and investing.  The program appropriately endeavors to involve youth who often are left out of programs and resources that facilitate economic education. The Dollars and Sense Program has been an important enhancement of the One Hundred of Madison’s Economic Development and Education Committees.

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