Answering the Call for Artistic Integrity with Youthful Savings Marketplace
At Youthful Savings Marketplace (a Youthful Savings entity), we built a platform that strives to teach youth the necessity for artistic integrity. To us, artistic integrity means creating products and services with values and ethics that will stay the same as the business grows. Too often, business values change as the company grows and strives to meet investor or stakeholder needs. In the Youthful Savings tech-enabled eco-system, we educate youth about character development via our EdTech platform, The Learning Marketplace (among other things), so that the world economy can be infused with better humans that transact with integrity and a solid moral compass. What does that mean? It means that quality and service for customers are above the necessity to make the almighty dollar. We also teach youth the need for financial wellness to obtain financial security at a young age. This helps youth avoid making decisions solely for making a dollar (or any fiat currency) which would overcome the value of being a vital community member that is interrelated to each other and the earth. We pride ourselves on being a people, planet, and profit social enterprise that inspires the youth it educates on The Learning Marketplace to create with those same values.
We want to live in a world where all business is done with integrity. In a nutshell, this means that your word is your bond. If you say you’re going to do something, you do it. When combining creations (the core of entrepreneurship) + strong character development (the basis of integrity), we have a shot at seeing the world filled with authentic, kind humans that love creating, buying, and selling to each other.
We also capitalize youth businesses through Youthful Savings Foundation’s Community Investment Fund (CIF). Our financing mechanism provides select youth who are excelling at our values with monthly capital through revenue share term sheets. This allows youth to retain total equity in their business while contributing to the CIF as they buy and sell on Youthful Savings Marketplace. More information about our Invest in the Youth initiative can be found HERE.
Our hope in creating opportunities for youth (while retaining our integrity in our values) is that more youth will be inspired to create from their heart and soul while also being protected by a financial system that encourages artistic integrity and transparency.
Thank you to all who continue supporting our youth, their creations, and their growth. Together, we can create a kinder and more inclusive global economy.
Welcome to the new economy!