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Financial Literacy

     Most of our youth are gain first-time employment while they reside with us. Our Employment program assists them in developing skills in interviewing, work site behavior and other essential skills to maintain employment.
     However, the skill of proper money management is also an essential component of the world of work and self-responsibility. Many of our residents have had no exposure to money management skills, especially as it applies to independent living.
     Our Financial Literacy program teaches the basics of financial management, living within one’s means and meeting financial responsibilities. Topics include understanding banks and banking, credit scores, contracts, interest rates, saving and goal-setting, security deposits and many other basic money management skills.
     Preparing youth to maximize their incomes and resources often is the difference in insuring they will be able to function and provide for their own care as they move into adulthood.