About Us

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Our motto is: “It’s not how much you have, it’s what you do with what you have”.  We have been a forerunner in creative, empowering, and interactive financial literacy programming for youth and their families for over 10 years.

We believe, if the seeds of financial literacy are planted early, our children will grow into self sufficient, financially stable and responsible consumers. The NIA Group feels that for adults to understand the importance of personal financial management and the effects it has on their long term quality of life, you have to reach them as young people — before they develop poor money habits.

Nia’s primary population is K-12.  However because we focus on a continuum of financial literacy, families are included in our programs and various programs have been designed for the adult population as well.

We are a 501c3, non-profit, financial literacy organization serving youth and their families in Indiana and the Chicagoland area.


Why The Nia Group?

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The Nia Group began advocating for and piloting its youth financial literacy programs in 1996 with the assistance of several financial planners.  After a very successful pilot of our signature program, Mud Pies to Mutual Funds, the organization formally sought out tax exempt status, which was awarded in 2005.  Since then, The NIA Group has become a mission-centered, vision-inspired organization that believes everyone is entitled to have a fair opportunity to achieve financial success despite their economic level.

Our programs are designed to teach and guide individuals on how to make sound financial decisions and manage money more prudently while enhancing fundamental math concepts.  When one participates in our financial literacy programs, you can trust that they will receive the highest quality of financial programming because our standard programs include:

1 . Financial professionals who are licensed and knowledgeable

2 . Volunteers who have completed a structured training program

3 . Outcome-based “phase system” for financial coaching

4 . Creative, fun, and interactive methodologies for teaching financial literacy.


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The Nia Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible because of our non-for-profit status. If you would like to donate to our programs, please do so below.

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The Nia Group, Inc.

6111 S. Harrison St Suite 200

Merriville, IN 46410