Youth financial capability

Description

We provide bank account access and financial education to children and youth at critical points of openness to new knowledge. Offered outside the classroom, these resources are contextualized to real life situations, such as teens starting their first jobs who are eager to open their own bank accounts, or children acquiring a new digital skill playing an interactive game that teaches about smart spending. 

Goal of Program

In the absence of school-based financial education, we provide high-quality, relevant resources and access to appropriate accounts to children and youth that increase their financial capability.

What We Provide

  • Assistance to financial institutions who want to develop sole-ownership accounts for youth. 
  • Financial education, access to sole-ownership accounts, and account opening assistance for youth workforce providers. 
  • Financial education for children through digital education providers and schools.

How to Engage

Go to bankonallegheny.org/youth-banking/ or email Javier Janik, Program Manager for Economic Opportunity, for more information.

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