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Did You See What Patrina Did?

by Team Sammy

Patrina Dixon and kids with Sammy's Big Dream story books at Breakthrough II Magnet Elementary School in Hartford, Connecticut

Patrina Dixon and kids with Sammy's Big Dream story books at Breakthrough II Magnet Elementary School in Hartford, Connecticut

Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett did it. They successfully made the jump from high school basketball to the NBA. It is an amazing feat to achieve.

So is what certified financial education entrepreneur Patrina Dixon accomplished Friday, April 27 at Breakthrough II Magnet Elementary School in Hartford, Connecticut.

In conducting only her second Sammy Rabbit Dream Financial Education experience, Patrina successfully made the leap from leading and reading to a classroom of 10 students to an auditorium filled with almost 70 second and third graders.

She executed what former Fidelity Investments portfolio manager Peter Lynch described as a “ten bagger!” Patrina increased her financial education impact return 1,000 percent or ten-fold.

Kids had the opportunity to learn from Patrina and share how they are saving today.

They were also excited to receive a copy of Sammy’s Big Dream to take with them and add to their home library.

The student experience and resources were made possible through a three-way coast to coast collaboration between the education leadership team at Breakthrough II Magnet Elementary School (Hartford, CT), Patrina Dixon, Founder of It’$ My Money (Hartford, CT.) and Sammy Rabbit (Los Angeles, CA).

See the pictures below from the two Dream Big Financial Education experiences Patrina led.

Patrina Dixon leads two Dream Big Financial Educations experiences

Bravo, Patrina. Bravo!

To discover more about Patrina and the impact her efforts are having on kids of all ages, visit her website: or facebook @itsmymoneyjournal

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User Experiences and Feedback

Here is a sampling of user experiences - Sammy Rabbit Dream Big Financial Education resources.

In Home: Parent Child Experiences
Michael Morton, Dad and Daughter, Harvard, MA
Nick Bradfield: Father and son, Cary, NC
Abby Kovach: Mother and daughter, Denver, CO

In School and After School: Led by Community Leaders
Malabar Elementary School. Rosa Overstreet, Los Angeles, CA
St. John Lutheran School Berlin, Wisconsin, Amy Vetrone, Financial Educator
Walnut Elementary School, Baldwin Park, CA
Huntington Elementary School. Cedric Turner. Empower Yourself, Brockton, MA
Did You See What Marine Veteran Nick Bradfield Did? Cary, NC
Alana Golden, California Department of Financial Institutions, Sacramento, CA
Patrina Dixon and United Way Women's Leadership Council, Hartford, CT
Money Smart 101, Philadelphia, PA
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL

Author Led Experiences
YMCA and East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO
Air Force Aid Society, Arlington, VA
El Monte Promise Foundation, El Monte, CA
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, Salisbury, MD

Media Reviews
Fox: Good Day Columbus: Krista Cavalieri
Financial Advisor Magazine: Children Form Financial Behaviors By 7
Kiplinger: Janet Bodnar, Editor. Kids and Money Author