Financial Literacy - CKW YMCA

Financial Literacy

The YMCA is currently creating financial literacy programming that is:

  • Fun – rooted in  engaging and relevant topics
  • Targeted – featuring specific activities to meet each age group’s developmental needs
  • Progressive – structured to enable participants to “step up” as they develop and grow
  • Responsive – geared to accommodate individual interests and changing nature of finance

The YMCA is proud to introduce Financial Literacy Programming, sponsored by Manulife. Through financial literacy programming youth will learn how to manage their money and make well-informed financial decisions, both today and in their future. From understanding the terms of a student loan, or the actual cost of a new cell phone contract participants will experience first-hand the impact of effective, daily financial management in achieving long-term goals. 

 

Why is the YMCA investing in financial literacy?

At the YMCA, we’re focused on providing opportunities for children and youth to develop as whole individuals. We appreciate finances can be hard, and the world of finance is always changing.  We also know that Canadian youth are becoming consumers at younger ages, and without an understanding of how finances operate, the consequences can have long-term effects on their overall wellness (including financial health).  

For more information, or to register contact the Financial Literacy Program Lead

 

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