Closing the opportunity gap

June 2017 marked the formal end of our five-year Earn Your Future® commitment to provide financial literacy resources to students and educators, which greatly surpassed our goals.

In total, we reached 5.5 million students and educators – almost twice the number we originally targeted – and made a $190 million investment. Earn Your Future cemented our dedication to financial literacy education and will live on as part of our new five-year commitment. Access Your Potential® continues to leverage the time and talent of our people in our communities, while incorporating a new focus on technology skills for students and nearly doubling the size and scope of our commitment to youth education.

Our progress highlights

$190 millionin Earn Your Future investments through FY17, including 1.2 million youth education service hours

5.5 millionstudents and educators reached

“During my five years at the firm, some of my most significant learning experiences – those that taught me how to be a better team member and a stronger leader – have taken place at Earn Your Future events. Since day one, my team has actively encouraged our involvement in Earn Your Future, which means everything to me as I evaluate the kind of company I want to work for. Through day-long classroom visits, three-day trips to Belize City and semester-long programs with New York City schools, I have been a part of PwC’s commitment to supporting our local communities.”

Kelsey Edelen,

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Looking ahead

Building on the success of Earn Your Future, we recently launched a new five-year, $320 million commitment: Access Your Potential, which is designed to help close the opportunity gap by equipping young people from disadvantaged communities with the skills they need to help change the trajectory of their lives. It maintains our focus on financial literacy while adding two new pillars: technology skills and mentoring.

Through Access Your Potential, we will provide 10 million students with access to financial capability and/or technology skills curricula, including career advice; train 100,000 teachers and counselors to prepare and teach students about making sound financial choices; and mentor at least 10,000 students on how to choose the right college to match their career goals.

Financial contributions

Financial contributions

Students and educators reached

Students and educators reached

Earn Your Future youth education service hours

Goal: 1 million service hours


Volunteer hours by fiscal year240,431222,648231,664
Board seat participation hours by fiscal year21,54028,54220,847
Fee-waived and loaned staff pro bono hours by fiscal year15,4507,27910,839
Total service hours by fiscal year277,421258,469263,350
Cumulative service hours reached since FY13702,815961,2841,224,634

Earn Your Future youth education financial contributions

Goal: $90 million in financial contributions

$ millions

Financial contributions by fiscal year30.227.925.7
Cumulative financial contributions FY13–FY1769.697.5123.2

Earn Your Future students and educators reached

Goal: 2.5 million students and educators reached


Students and educators reached by fiscal year290,0002,409,0001,678,000
Cumulative students and educators reached since FY131,459,0003,868,0005,546,000