HBCU Grad Creates Card Game That Empowers Black & Brown Families to Build Generational Wealthby GDN Shared Post February 12, 2021
Baltimore, MD — From a story of power and perseverance comes a game of life and learning. Meet Ruby Taylor, an HBCU graduate from Howard University who is the founder of Legacy! Card Game – a fun, interactive way for black and brown youths and families to learn how their career and financial choices impact their legacy and wealth building. It exposes all players to new financial concepts and career possibilities they may not otherwise encounter.
Focused on the empowerment of black and brown youth and families in building their wealth and choosing career paths, the lessons of LEGACY don’t just apply to the game, but also to real life. With the wealth distribution gap growing in oppressed communities, it is imperative that the youth of today learn to manage their career and financial goals, and that they be supported in their journeys of learning.
LEGACY is that kind of support, helping youth overcome underrepresentation in wealth and financial literacy, systemic racism, and discriminatory laws that have, for so long, held back oppressed communities in their generational wealth building. Through the power of the game, LEGACY is a building block for youth and families to plan their futures.
Fully realized by Ruby in 2020, the story of LEGACY began much earlier than that. As a former school social worker, she saw firsthand just how much the youth of today needed something like LEGACY and how important it is for students to learn how to manage and navigate their own wealth and career. For 15 years, Ruby did this as a social worker, however, she wanted to expand her impact.
Ruby is on a mission to close the racial wealth gap and have fun doing it. LEGACY! Card Game was featured on Inc.com, AfroTech, and received a 4.75 out of 5 from Mashable.
To learn more and/or to purchase the game, visit LegacyCardGame.com
Purchase Legacy Card Game before 02/26/2021 and enjoy National Family Game Night for Black History Month with your LEGACY! Deck. Learn more at NationalFamilyGameNight.com
About the founder
Ruby L. Taylor, M.S.W. is the youngest of eight, born and raised in The Bronx, NY. She currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and 2 kids. Ruby is a double HBCU alum (Howard University and Virginia Union University). She is a stutter and traumatic brain injury survivor, driven to make our world more equal, joyful, and just.