Established in 2007
S.E.E.D., formerly known as Youth Financial Services NFP, was originally founded and created to address the socio-economic need for the provision of financial literacy to underrepresented and disadvantaged youth, ages 15-24 years. After serving our community and identifying additional needs we've extended our programming to include job readiness, entrepreneurship, economic development, and early learning.
By way of our Youth Financial Services (YFS) and From "U" University programs we seek to re-introduce missing educational and enrichment opportunities back into the school system and communities of underrepresented and underserved children, youth, and young adults of Chicago’s South and South Suburban area.
It is our goal to cultivate equity in education, by filling in the gap as it pertains to gifted and accelerated early learning and support. In addition to providing educational enrichment to underserved and underprivileged youth and young adults in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and business professionalism.
In expansion of our foundational programming S.E.E.D. has set its sights on creating social-economic opportunities for our community as a whole. With new programs and development on the way that provide job-readiness training, career exploration, guidance and assistance to aspiring local entrepreneurs, and job creation for those that live in the communities we support.