Educate, Invoke, Excite, Entertain

Financial Friends is a collection of books, curriculum, video, media, and more for students
Pre-k through 5th grade. Our books introduce students to the
basics of financial literacy.. ,

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1 in 6 students NATIONWIDE receive required financial education, 1 in 12 in low income schools
Let's Start today and Change Our Children's Future

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Support financial literacy for children by donating copies of books to a school or classroom of your choice.

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This is the program for the teachers to have their own fundraiser to raise money for books for their classroom

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Support financial literacy for children by donating copies of books to an organization of your choice.

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Volunteer Fundraisers

Anyone can create a fundraising campaign to raise money to provide books to students.

Ms. Chelsea Addison

Teacher, Author, Artist, Activist, Champion for Change.

Chelsea stands on the principles of educational equity and strives to bridge the opportunity gap through accountability, advocacy, and policy.

The Collection

Financial Friends Books


Check out what our financial friends are saying

Chelsea's work on the University City School Board is rooted in her values of equity, hard work, and integrity, and in her belief that all kids can achieve and reach their full potential when they have access to great educational opportunities. Chelsea approaches her work with a sense of urgency, creativity, joyfulness, and drive. She uses her talents to advance goals she believes will have the greatest positive impact on students, educators, and her community. It's a true pleasure to support her in achieving her mission!
Erin Snow
Erin Snow
Leadership for Educational Equity
Chelsea is an innovator and entrepreneur. With her most recent project, she is combining her passion for skill development, education, and empowerment into a children's book on financial literacy. In working alongside her, I am grateful for her vision and insight to push organizations and people forward. We are lucky to have her passion and commitment in St. Louis as an educator, learner, leader, and change maker.
Jackie Gold
Jackie Gold
Ready Readers Board of Directors, Program Advisory Committee
“If children learn nothing else from Savannah, it should be how she pursues her dreams with reckless abandon, learns from her mistakes, and makes the necessary changes to still reach her goals. Just like Chelsea. ”
Tishaura O. Jones,
Treasurer,City of St. Louis, Missouri
I read Savannah’s Savings Jar and I loved it! All kids need to read this story. The lessons in this story could help children and parents. Chelsea has been the best kept secret in St. Louis. Thank you for giving my kids representation of BLACK EXCELLENCE. You are truly an MVP.
Marvin Mitchell
Marvin Mitchell
Owner Compass Retirement Solutions
That’s good I haven’t seen anything like that. It’s not cartoonish. That’s real. It’s excellent. I love it.
Damian Hall
R&B Artist - Guy

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