Our Journey Together: Youth Financial Literacy Webcast Series
Author(s): Division of Youth Services
Organizational Author(s): US Department of Labor
The Division of Youth Services’ technical assistance (TA) series, Our Journey Together, provides support to workforce system professionals across the nation operating WIOA youth programs.
Financial literacy education is one of the 14 program elements required under WIOA. These short webcasts aim to help local youth workforce development programs deliver financial literacy education.
Webcast Series Highlights:
Delivery of Financial Literacy Education: Refer, partner, and do-it-yourself are approaches to providing financial education to youth. On the Financial Literacy in Nashville webcast, the local workforce area describes how its youth program partnered to provide financial literacy. America Saves for Young Workers helped Nashville youth to initiate savings plans and provided supplemental materials to reinforce financial education. The Nashville receives technical assistance in developing a curriculum using the My Money Five topic areas: earn, borrow, save & invest, spend, and protect. Last, you will hear about “innovative” delivery methods
Curriculum, Services, and Partnerships The More Than Words (MTW) youth organization in South Boston integrates financial literacy education into its jobs training program. MTW offers foster care, court-involved, and out-of-school youth employed at their bookstores with financial literacy workshops, savings accounts, and direct deposit. On this webcast, Financial Literacy Curriculum, Services, and Partnerships on the Ground,
Building Partnerships with Financial Institutions: coming soon
- Building Financial Capability in Workforce Programs
- Developing the financial capability of America's young workers