Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Youth Training
Date: August 31-September 16, 2021
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
Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce our financial education curriculum Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults in partnership with Wells Fargo. Held virtually over August 31-September 16, 2021, the training will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:45pm MT.
Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for Native communities and strengthening Tribal economies. Our youth need these skill sets to help bridge the gap between a novice and an expert in financial literacy knowledge — the difference between spending money versus managing money. This curriculum focuses on building important life skills like budgeting, developing a spending plan, saving, paying bills, building a nest egg, paying for an education, buying a home, investing, etc. Join us for a 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.
The training is structured to cover 6 sessions over a 3 week period:
- Tuesday, 8/31 – Session 1: Facilitation Guide and Training Techniques
- Thursday, 9/2 – Session 2: Building Thriving Communities and Money in Native Cultures
- Tuesday, 9/7 – Session 3: Banking 101, Credit Journey, and Credits & Loans
- Thursday, 9/9 – Session 4: Credits & Loans and Home is Where the Heart Is
- Tuesday, 9/14 – Session 5: Circle of Life and Supplemental Lessons
- Thursday, 9/16 – Session 6: Teachbacks and Exam
View the full agenda
We will be accepting registration applications to attend this training until August 30, 2021, or until filled. Early and quality applications will be prioritized, so please register early and fully complete the following registration application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; please anticipate receiving notification from us within one week of submitting your application. For this training, we will be holding a waiting list, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend.
This multi-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.