Using elements of hip-hop influence, combined with designed thinking, and rapid problem-solving, our innovation labs equip students grades 6 – 12 with tools and frameworks to become the next generation of problem solvers to design tech-enabled or innovative solutions to challenges in their communities.

What is #HackFinLit?

#HackFinLit is a one-day immersion where students learn, collaborate, and create innovative solutions to challenges in Financial Literacy plaguing under-resourced communities across the globe.

What the numbers say…


Percent of young Americans (ages 18 to 26) agreed that their high school education did a good job of teaching them healthy financial habits. *2016 Bank of America Survey*


Percent of kids surveyed indicated that they talk to their parents frequently about money *2017 T. Rowe Price Survey*


Percent of parents have some reluctance about discussing financial matters with their kids. *2017 T. Rowe Price Survey*

Where is #HackFinLit?

#HackFinLit is held on the campus of Fidelity Investments in Westlake Texas.

Participants will arrive at pick-up location: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (2929 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) to be transported by bus to Fidelity Investments (One Destiny Way Westlake, TX)

Who is eligible to participate in #HackFinLit?

#HackFinLit is designed specifically for middle and high school students. Recent graduates are also welcome to participate in the program.

**Images from #Hack4Impact in partnership with Capital One Future Edge Initiative – April 2017**

Challenge Statement

How can we create more awareness for middle and high school students in underserved communities around the importance of financial literacy using design thinking, technology, and cultural relevancy?


Event Schedule

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Bus Pick-Up (Martin Luther King Community Center)
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Introduction of Design Thinking
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
First FinLit Session
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tour of Tech Space
Lunch in Cafe
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Second FinLit Session
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Design Thinking: Ideation & Prototyping
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Present Prototype & Awards
3:45 PM
Load Buses Back To Dallas

How will you HACK Financial Literacy in Your Community?