HUD: $75 Million Awarded to Help End Youth Homelessness

Nearly double the funding to support innovative youth housing programs in 23 communities  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $75 million to end youth homelessness in 23 local communities across the country, including eight rural areas. HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will help these communities to […]

ABA: Foundation Invites Bank Volunteers for 2019 ‘Get Smart About Credit’ Day

Bankers visit classrooms across country on Oct. 18 to teach credit education The American Bankers Association Foundation is calling for banker volunteers for its 17th annual Get Smart About Credit campaign, an initiative designed to teach teens how to use credit effectively. Bankers will celebrate Get Smart About Credit Day […]

ABA: Foundation Seeking Banks to Host 10th Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest

The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging banks across the country to participate in its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management.  Through Lights, Camera, Save!, teen participants will create a video up […]

HUD: Initiative Launches to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Young People Aging Out of Foster Care

‘FYI’ Initiative to offer housing vouchers to at-risk young people facing homelessness U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced a new initiative to target housing assistance to young people aging out of foster care and who are at extreme risk of experiencing homelessness. HUD’s new Foster Youth […]

ABA: Bankers Celebrate 22 Years of Teach Children to Save

April 12 marks Teach Children to Save Day, volunteers to reach estimated 330,700 students ​More than 9,850 bankers will host financial education events across the country in celebration of Teach Children to Save Day this year. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 10.5 million young people with the […]

ABA: Indiana Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest

Luke Wiley, a 17-year-old student from Greenwood, Ind., is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010, is a unique national competition that encourages kids to use video to communicate the value of saving and motivate their […]

CFPB: The 2018 Financial Literacy Annual Report Sums Up a Year of Achievements in Financial Education

Financial education is a critical part of the Bureau’s mission to empower people to take more control over their economic lives. The 2018 Financial Literacy Annual Report details how the Bureau works toward this goal by: Providing financial education directly to the public, and by expanding local delivery of financial information […]

CFPB: New Financial Education Resources to Help Teachers Bring Youth Financial Capability into the Classroom

As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they’re young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults. Schools and teachers play a critical role in financial education. But, we know there are challenges […]