New Tech-Based Financial Literacy Pilot Program Launches at Capital City Lighthouse Elementary Academy

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100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock awards $10,000 grant for financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career development initiative Tampa, Florida.

Capital City Lighthouse Elementary Academy announced today the launch of a pilot program for Life Hub Jobs, an online Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Career Development (FLEC) platform for children. Utilizing a $10,000 grant awarded by the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock, nearly 20 fifth-grade scholars at the school will have the opportunity to earn nearly $40 per week as they participate in this unique innovative education program. "Financial literacy is a crucial part of providing our scholars resources to develop social and educational skills,” said LaShawnDa Noel, executive director, and superintendent of Arkansas Lighthouse Academies (ALA). “We’re thankful for partners like 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock who invest in our vital work and enable us to bring a unique learning experience to our scholars within their day-to-day classroom structure.”

Capital City Lighthouse Elementary Academy is an affiliate of ALA, a network of charter schools whose mission is to engage, embrace and empower scholars, families, and community members to create a vibrant, supportive local ecosystem for all through education. During the pilot, Capital City scholars will partake in FLEC modules and receive weekly cash awards upon completion of each microtask. This gives scholars both an educational experience and real-world experiences with finance, money management, and earning.

“We are passionate about improving our youth's economic development and educating and empowering them through financial literacy,” said Muskie Harris, president of 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock. “That’s why we support the great work that Arkansas Lighthouse Academies is doing in our community. With the pandemic changing the dynamics of household incomes, Life Hub Jobs will be transformative as participants are able to earn real income during such a difficult time. This new partnership furthers the organization’s mission to incorporate resources from community stakeholders that are vital for scholars to develop educational and life skills and innovate how they learn in the classroom.”

Life Hub is the first AI-powered transitional FLEC platform that empowers children aged 3 to 18 to learn these vital skills and behaviors. Life Hub Jobs is part of Life Hub that enables children to “learn how to earn” by performing edu-tasks, jobs, and projects online at home and in the community. Created by Electus Global Education Co, Inc. (Electus), Life Hub Jobs enables children to build valuable learning and income-generation skills, a critical part of financial education. The grant to fuel this initiative was powered by the Arkansas Community Foundation’s Building Black Communities Fund. To learn more about Arkansas Lighthouse Academies, visit

About Arkansas Lighthouse Academies
Arkansas Lighthouse Academies is an affiliate of the national nonprofit network of charter schools known as Lighthouse Academies. This network encompasses more than 6,000 scholars and families, in addition to 605 teachers, principals, and staff members. ALA has four campuses: two in Jacksonville, one in North Little Rock and one in Pine Bluff. Each of its schools follows a unique, civic-minded program emphasizing social development designed to give its scholars an edge and prepare them for college, career, and life in an ever-changing world. Scholars are prepared to activate their hopes and dreams and to affect positive change and a significant impact on the community around them. ALA educators inspire and empower scholars to think curiously, creatively, critically, and collaboratively about the human experience and to explore answers to open-ended questions. Scholars’ ability to critically listen, think, evaluate, generate new ideas and understand their own learning process are the organic products of the Purpose of School. This development of scholar agency is an indicator of success as it enhances the ways scholars think, solve, and communicate about the complexities of the world around them. Visit to learn more.

About 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock of Arkansas
An affiliate of the 100 Black Men of America, the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock is a men's civic organization and service club focused on economic development and educating and empowering Black children and teens. The mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock Chapter is to improve the quality of life within Little Rock’s communities through mentoring, education, health and wellness and economic development. Learn more at

About Electus Global Education Co, Inc.
Electus Global Education Co, Inc. is a social enterprise based in Tampa, Florida that provides globally patented education and financial technologies for financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career development (FLEC) education for children aged 3 to 18 called Life Hub. Life Hub is the first of its’ kind A.I. powered, transitional FLEC platform and is specifically designed for youth to form positive behaviors around money management. Our experiential learning model is delivered through a suite of software modules pared with age-appropriate financial products. Life Hub empowers children to engage and learn experientially every day in the classroom and at home which is vital to effective and lasting outcomes. Learn more at

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