Mission & History


On the Money Magazine is a by teens for teens publication that was founded in Chicago, Illinois In 2007. The mission of On the Money is to increase entrepreneurship education and the financial capability of teens through the development of peer based educational resources and community outreach. 


On the Money Chicago has increased it's circulation from 1,000 in 2007 to 7,000 youth throughout Chicago and 1,000 youth throughout the state of Illinois in 2015. An additional 1,000 youth will be served this summer through a partner organization, On the Money St. Louis, coordinated by the People's Community Action Corporation. Learn more about On the Money St. Louis at onthemoneystl.org/program.


The magazine also reaches an additional 40,000 youth through partner media outlets. On the Money is coordinated in partnership with the Office of the City Treasurer of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Public Library and DePaul University. 

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© 2015 by Economic Awareness Council

Thank you to our donors:

The Citi Foundation, the Cities for FInancial Empowerment Fund, State Farm Insurance Companies, Republic Bank of Chicago, TCF Bank, Bank of America, Byline Bank, Huntington Bank, U.S. Bank, and MB FInancial