Ndamukong Suh, Brennan Scarlet promote financial literacy among the Portland Youth with Stash

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Ndamukong Suh, Brennan Scarlet promote financial literacy among the Portland Youth originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Ndamukong Suh may be the most dominant football player to come out of the state of Oregon.

However he, and fellow Oregon native turned NFL player Brennan Scarlet, are making a difference off the field in their hometown of Portland.

Suh and Scarlett are partnering with Stash, a virtual banking company, to provide students within the Portland Public School system with financial literacy through the brand's Stash 101 program.

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"I didn't start to learn about financial literacy and being able to balance a checkbook and what a credit card was until my mom put one in my hands as a high schooler," Ndamukong told People Magazine.

Suh's wife, Kayta Suh, has assisted the pair with the passion product.

"When I got to college, you have your bank account, and you get your first credit card and it's understanding of what that means," she said. "And I think a lot of my peers and I all thought, 'Oh, it's $10,000. I got $10,000 I can use.' Well, of course, that's not really how it works."

The Central Catholic product turned Miami Dolphin echoed that sentiment.

"I never really got to have that hands-on experience until I actually started making a little bit of money," explained Scarlett.

Stash101 is partnering with Suh's Suh Family Foundation and Scarlett's Big Yard Foundation to launch Stash 101, "a program that will give lessons on financial literacy to 160 selected students within the Portland Public School system" the announcement read. 

Way to go!