Obama Appoints Mindblown Labs’ CEO to Financial Capability Council


President Obama recently announced the appointment of Jason Young, Co-Founder and CEO of MindBlown Labs, to his Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

MindBlown Labs has developed a cutting edge solution to financial illiteracy for teens and young adults – a fun, mobile, financial capability game called “Thrive ‘n’ Shine.”

Young’s appointment to this council is based on both his passion for empowering young adults to make financially responsible decisions and the innovative nature of the solution that MindBlown Labs has developed.

“I am honored by this appointment,” said Young. “I have had an intense passion for financial capability since my family was evicted from our home during the winter break of my sophomore year at Harvard.

“Now, I am working with my team at MindBlown Labs to empower 20 million teens and young adults to become financially capable by the year 2020,” he said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to achieve this goal alongside some of the foremost thinkers and leaders in this field.”

The advisory council includes leaders in business, government, education, and technology, such as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Director of the CFPB Richard Cordray, and CEO of Girl Scouts USA Anna Maria Chávez.

The Council is chaired by John Rogers, CEO of Ariel Investments. Its charge is to “advise the President and the Secretary of the Treasury on how to promote financial capability among young Americans and encourage building the financial capability of young people at an early stage in schools, families, communities, and the workplace and through use of technology.”


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