Meet the Founders
The Living Smart was founded by Don and Marie Hall in Carmichael in 2008. The organization has been created in response to the need to provide this vital education to young people and schools, agencies, youth organizations, and business entities that wish to provide real-world, hands-on, relevant financial, business, and entrepreneurship education programs that foster the future economic well-being of students from all social and ethnic backgrounds and in an effort to provide good-will and community contribution from youth to give back and instill collaborative partnerships and positive relationships with their local businesses and service agencies. It is our desire to help our youth think laterally and globally but to act locally to make a difference in their own communities by becoming purposeful leaders and role models for positive change and improvement. It is hoped that our efforts can be substantially enhanced through grants and the goodwill of businesses, institutions, and individuals who recognize the crucial importance of effective financial literacy, business, and entrepreneurship education for this generation.