That’s why Boys & Girls Clubs pair youth with supportive Club mentors and volunteers to develop the financial skills that can lead to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success.
For almost 20 years, Money Matters: Make it Count has taught teens how to set goals, budget, save and invest. In addition to staff-led financial literacy sessions, young people practice their financial decision-making skills through fun, engaging digital tools and games. Teens who complete Money Matters show improved financial management skills, including saving money and sticking to a budget.
Financial literacy for kids can prepare young people to avoid debt, understand money management and be ready to budget.
When getting ready for college, many teens miss out on an important step – understanding personal finances that support everything from buying groceries to keeping savings and scholarships in order. First-generation college student Sierra M. (18), shares how her Boys & Girls Club helped her prepare for life after high school.