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 Vermont community.
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.
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.
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 left?”
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.