While April is National Financial Literacy Month, the movement to help young people better manage their money is actually quite global. Knowledge@Wharton High School traveled to Amsterdam in April to take part in the Child & Youth Finance International summit, which brought together youth and senior-level representatives from across various sectors to discuss financial education for children and youth around the world. While there, KWHS editor Diana Drake sat down with Melvis Mirazi, a senior at Zwelibanzi High School in Durban, South Africa, to discuss saving money in her part of the world.

Financial Literacy: The Voice of South African Youth

G.J. Melendez-Torres graduated from Wharton in 2011 with a BS in economics (health care management & policy) and the School of Nursing with a BS in nursing. He is now continuing toward a master's degree in advanced practice and psychiatric/mental health nursing. As a result of winning a Marshall Scholarship, Melendez-Torres is currently studying at the University of Oxford, free of cost. Knowledge@Wharton High School’s Sherry Yang caught up with G.J. before graduation to discuss his various interests, including his deep involvement in interfaith issues outside the classroom.

A ‘Gigantic Science Nerd’ in High School Advocates Opening Your Heart to New Experiences and Unexpected Paths

Jason Schutzbank has been an entrepreneur since he was 14 and building websites for family and friends. He co-founded a social media company while in college at Emory University, balancing the stress of student life with being a top executive at a publicly traded firm. Today, the 23-year-old runs a business that advises companies on how to use Facebook and Twitter in their marketing. Schutzbank recently talked to Knowledge@Wharton High School about his experiences and offered advice to budding entrepreneurs.

From the Campus Quad to the Boardroom: Jason Schutzbank on Life as a Student and Serial Entrepreneur

When was the last time you scarfed down a Big Mac at McDonald’s? For some high school students, fast food is a way of life — and not a very healthy one. Christopher Bolden-Newsome, community farm director and educator with Seeds for Learning-Beyond the Farm, a program that helps inner-city kids at Philadelphia high schools plant their own urban gardens and learn about nutrition and business, is a leader in the food-justice movement. He talks about his Seeds for Learning work and why the food justice community, which advocates access for all to good, healthy foods, is growing.

Christopher Bolden-Newsome: The Fight for Food Justice

Seth Goldman is raising awareness one tea leaf at a time. As president of Honest Tea, the company he started with a Yale professor, he has found a way to sell a healthier cold tea beverage and quench his thirst for social and environmental change. Goldman travels the world, visiting communities where his company’s organic teas are harvested and learning about the cultures that help grow his business. His career as an entrepreneur began when he was a kid selling used golf balls and lemonade. He now channels that energy into an Honest business with a passionate mission.

Seth Goldman of Honest Tea: The ‘Perfect Ingredient’ for Social Impact

Eighteen and entrepreneurial. That is fast becoming the million-dollar mission of kids around the globe. Starting a business is thrilling, impressive and profitable, which makes it all the more enticing to young business owner wannabes. Boris M. Silver is the founder of Sport Interactiva, a maker of sports applications – including Total Sports Fan, Premier League Fantasy Football and Premier League Soccer -- on social networks like Facebook and Bebo. In this podcast, Silver talks about starting Sport Interactiva, which he sold in 2008, and the value of working for a small business.

Boris M. Silver Scores Big with Sports Apps on Social Networks