Our mission is to increase self-sufficiency, decrease financial dependency and eliminate financial illiteracy by delivering a consistent and meaningful presence within the communities in which we serve that advocates the availability of immediate assistance in improving individual lifestyles through spiritual, mental, professional, physical (health) and financial literacy.
Mission: Defeat the barriers established by economic exploitation, class stratification and systemic poverty one parent at a time.
FDIIS is our economic empowerment program. This program provides parents with a set of skills and knowledge that allows them to make informed and effective financial decisions so that they can reach their full potential. Participants are compensated with a weekly stipend for developing and executing their personal economic goals. The prerequisite to qualify for the stipend compensation includes successful completion of our pre-approved spiritual, mental and physical (health) programs.
FDIIS provides one-on-one and group economic empowerment accountability to its participants by way of
This is a presentation to high school students. It's a 90-minute activity where students work through the financial impact of their financial decisions from the stage of determining their desired career to funding the costs of all relevant higher education, purchasing their first car, first property and the income they will generate and retain as a result of their decisions.
Volunteer students from each group receive gift cards after the completion of each simulation. We’d LOVE to give out gift cards to more students!
This program's mission is to produce 100s of debt free college graduates by sourcing funding alternatives to debt and implementing a scholarship application approach that eliminates the intimidation of the process for students, makes it fun and addictive.
Students develop college education funding plans to fund higher education using alternative sources to debt by way of targeted financial literacy simulations and tasks. We assign a College Funding Assistant (CFA) to every 2 enrolled high school juniors and seniors. The CFA serves as the students Executive Assistant specifically as it relates to developing and executing a college funding plan. This plan is centered around scholarships and alternative funding sources that exclude debt.
RDOG SR also hires a high school freshman or sophomore to serve as a Scholarship Research Assistant (SRA). The SRA condenses and simplifies scholarship application requirements and instructions. This step is in place to help relieve the pressure of the scholarship application process for both our CFA and high school juniors and seniors.