About The Founder

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Claressa Lesley, MBA is a Financial Educator and the Director of Financial 411 Academy LLC, which is a company that fosters interactive financial literacy education among youth and young adults. The foundation of the organization is based on Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart," by educating financial basics to the youth to be proactive against future financial mistakes.

Before becoming a youth financial educator, Claressa spent several years as an Accountant and Business Developer for companies in the U.S. and abroad. She has also graduated Debt-Free throughout her college matriculation of undergraduate and graduate school. After a successful career, Claressa now helps youth and families as she orchestrates as a catalyst for financial freedom using interactive and engaging strategies.


Ms. Lesley is a native of Queens, New York and is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University earning a B.A in Accounting & MBA in Finance. In addition, Claressa also has a passion for traveling the world.



Ms. Lesley is available for workshops, seminars, speaking engagements, as well as one-on-one sessions. Follow us on social media on Facebook and Instagram @Financial411Academy