Making a difference in the lives of kids.
Accounting for Kids, Inc. (AFK) is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of local disadvantaged children in need of positive encouragement, support, and mentorship. The mission of AFK is to introduce financial concepts to children in a fun and interactive manner and to encourage financial and business professionals to become tutors and mentors to disadvantaged children. As a financial literacy initiative, AFK works closely with local school districts to institute critical concepts such as finance, accounting, and economics to children, while encouraging the community to become involved by volunteering their time and knowledge at the annual AFK Day.
Accounting for Kids, Inc., started more than a decade and a half ago when MCM partners Crystal Faulkner and Thomas Cooney were working in downtown Cincinnati. They were compelled to make a difference in the lives of the children living in the urban Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, as many had never been exposed to anything other than the six-block radius in which they lived and went to school. Faulkner and Cooney soon decided to “adopt” a class in the neighborhood, an embryonic effort which would eventually evolve into Accounting for Kids, Inc.