On October 21, 2017, Avance Latino Launched it's IDEAL Wealth Academy with 10 families. These 10 families have committed to a 1-year long journey to transform their lives. IDEAL Wealth Academy is a unique financial and life skills program that is designed for parents and high school seniors. Parents will be partnered with a financial coach over a 12-month period and receive coaching on a monthly basis to help them design and achieve financial goals. Each adult will have individualized goals for increased savings, debt reduction, and credit score improvement. High school seniors will attend monthly workshops and field trips to help them apply to college, develop life and job skills, and be ready to manage a basic financial budget when they leave home.