“I witnessed a life-changing experience for two poverty-stricken young men who were students at our school….after all, society expects certain males to drop out of high school and work in low-paying jobs. The students were victorious and took first place in the Milwaukee Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl and are now outstanding students at UW-Madison. They learned from the Bowl to compete and WIN!

- Milwaukee HS Teacher

On the ride home my students were filled with a buzz of excitement from the fun that they had today.  Immediately upon their return today they were talking about the experience with their peers and some were even promptly inspired to spend a couple hours after school tonight working with me on some accounting concepts to better understand course material prior to upcoming exams…your efforts will have an impact that will last a lifetime for many of the students in attendance today.”  

- Madison HS Teacher

“The information I received attending the Money Conference convinced me it was time to stop renting and buy my first home, and that’s just what I did.”

- Milwaukee Money Conference Attendee

“I’m so grateful that you took the time to come to our school and teach us about saving and investing. With what I know now I’m going to make investing in the stock market a priority when I’m old enough. Thank you Asset Builders.”

- PREP Participant

I wanted to share with you a success story from this past weekend’s Money Conference in Appleton.  As you know I have been part of the Fox Cities Money Conference for the past 5 years.  On the day of the event I contribute by discussing with attendees their credit report and explaining the current status of their credit history and score.  This year three attendees returned from prior years all with successful, positive changes on their report.  It is very encouraging to be part of this success and notice the changes that this conference is able to make in a relatively short time.”  

- Associated Bank Rep, Appleton WI

Asset Builder’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and self-determination of low and moderate income youth, families and communities through financial education and wealth building strategies.

We accomplish this mission through a combination of innovative, experiential programs and value-added collaboration with organizations that share Asset Builder’s vision.


June 13-24, 2016

Youth Power Academy of Finance at Edgewood College in Madison, WI


July 11-15

Teen Money Camp at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, WI


August 1-5

Teen Money Camp at Gateway Technical College in Racine, WI


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Congratulations to Monroe High School in prevailing over Sauk Prairie High School for winning the FICB state championship with the final score of 170-165 and the game coming down to the very last question!  

This marked the first time either school advanced to the final game on the state level and amounted to a re-match, albeit with a different result, of a game the two teams played at the Madison regional tournament this past January.  DePere HS and Rhinelander HS rounded out the “Final 4.”

Congratulations are also in order for Marshfield High School which took the consolation championship in a close game over Neenah HS, with Marshfield also advancing for the first time to that level.  

Also of note Racine Case HS and DePere HS made the state tournament for the first time.

For the season, we reached well over 600 students in the seven regional tournaments and the state championship…could not have done even one tournament without the support and help of so many.