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Financial literacy for grades 4-8 a success!

Friday, August 03, 2012

On July 23 and 26, 14 children and youth were successfully trained in the agency's financial literacy program. Each participant received a certificate and 25 dollars seed money to open up a bank account with a path to financial success in preparation for adulthood.

Three of our own youth – Kanchan Tripathi, Aurora Fox and Maureen Wangari – along with some of our staff and foster parents – have been trained as trainers through the Ontario Investors Education Fund.

This program is fully funded by our very Peel Children’s Aid Foundation and creates the opportunity to integrate financial literacy training into the daily care of children and youth at the agency. By the time children and youth involved with our agency reach the age of 15 they will have the financial skills they need when they get their first job.