In this three-part film series from PurePoint®
Financial, we'll meet a number of courageous individuals who aren't letting everyday challenges
stop them from building a brighter future. Instead, these inspiring people are investing their time, energy and
money today to create a more promising tomorrow—for themselves, and others.
The stories in this series all focus on actions that empower brighter tomorrows. PurePoint
Financial President Pierre Habis believes the key to realizing those goals starts with smarter saving
By saving for tomorrow, we can dream bigger and achieve our dreams sooner.
One aspiring skier's mentor taught her the value of planning and saving in pursuit of her
Twelve-year-old Hannah Kearney knew her dream of becoming a gold medalist skier would be
difficult—and expensive. So she made a plan and began looking for financial support from her small
THE POWER OF A PLAN
Thomas Marshall, a successful family friend, offered to help Hannah financially—provided she meet
his two conditions: 1) to maintain good grades and 2) to track every dollar she spent.
With hard work and her benefactor's support, Hannah soon achieved the gold. Now, Hannah mentors young
women in skiing and soccer to pay it forward.
Sometimes it takes a big commitment to inspire change. But in many cases, it's the little things we do
consistently that point the way to a brighter tomorrow.
Teens and senior citizens meet up to take a virtual tour of the world—and learn how
technology can bring the generations together.
Older and younger generations don't always see eye to eye, but one group of Iowa teens and seniors is
proving conventional wisdom wrong with the help of a surprising tool: technology.
One school's innovative program introduced VR technology as a way to build intergenerational
connections between students and seniors.
SPREADING THE LOVE
Together, teens and seniors e-visit locations around the world and learn important life lessons about the
past, the future, and what really matters—powered by technology.
People across the country are learning that it takes initiative to shape a brighter future, and our next
group of young women in Harlem is leading the charge.
Born to Fly
Empowering girls on and off the ice through a sisterhood of positivity.
For students growing up in inner cities, it's easy to fall behind and lose sight of higher
aspirations. That's why Sharon Cohen founded Figure Skating in Harlem, a young women's
empowerment group, which inspired Shamyah and thousands of other girls to strive for more.
SISTERHOOD OF SUCCESS
“[F.S.I.H.] combines education with figure skating to build leaders,” Sharon explains. They
teach valuable life skills—like financial literacy—and build students' self-confidence as
they learn to skate as a group, with a focus on sisterhood that drives everyone forward.
SHARED HAPPINESS IS REAL HAPPINESS
Shamyah continues the legacy of mentorship that she believes is crucial to building a brighter tomorrow.
As she says, “If you're only caring for yourself and your generation, what do you have
For all of these stories, and countless others around the country, it's about empowering new
generations with the tools they need to succeed—and inspiring them to reach higher.
At the core of the PurePoint Financial mission is a belief in the timeless qualities of hard work, planning,
and forward-thinking that will lead to a better future for all of us.