Financial Education for Youth
Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to make effective and informed money management decisions. The foundation for money management is laid at an early age.
Sadly, the majority of children aren't exposed to budgeting, credit management or any form of financial education until they are older or until it is too late. Many adults still struggle with their finances and sadly pass their lack of financial education to their children. Most Americans don't have a budget, and 41 percent gave themselves a C, D, or F when it came to financial know how, accordingto recent survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
We at the Urban League of Southern Connecticut have made it a priority to empower the youth of our communities to stop this trend and empower people, both young and old to gain knowledge to better manage their finances with our financial education courses. The financial course topics range from the basics for the very young, such as "What is Money"? and "Spending Plans" to more comprehensive courses for high school age children and more advanced courses for adults.
Parents are encouraged to attend.
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