Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults
Date: January 25-29, 2021
Location: Virtual (Sponsored by Native Learning Center)
Trainers: Stephanie Cote, Programs Officer, Oweesta Corporation; Lanalle Smith, Programs Office, Oweesta Corporation
Eligibility: Open to Public
Cost: Free to Attend
Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org; Lanalle Smith, Lanalle@oweesta.org
Description: Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for all Native communities and strong Tribal economies. Our youth need these skill sets to help bridge the gap between being a novice or an expert in financial literacy knowledge, which is the difference between simply understanding how money works and how to spend it, to important life skills like budgeting, developing a spending plan, savings, paying bills, building a nest egg, paying for an education, buying a home, investing, etc. Join us for a two and a half-day, state-of-the-art, interactive instructor training to help Native CDFIs, Tribal communities, and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs tailored for youth in our communities.
Due to the generosity of Native Learning Center, this training has no registration fees.
This five-day training will cover:
- Effective financial education training techniques, activities, and resources tailored for youth
- An in-depth look at the Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults curriculum.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be prepared to take the financial education curriculum and teachings back to their Tribal communities to engage and empower their youth. The most important financial health lesson with the greatest ROI (return on investment) is educating our children on how to become financially fit and that is exactly the goal of the Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults curriculum.