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Register for Financial Literacy Training

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It’s that time again. Registration for financial literacy training sessions for February and March is now open.  This training, which is for youth between the ages of 15-24, helps youth learn how to manage their money in an effective way and is funded by the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation.

The training will be held at the agency’s youth room which is located at the Brampton West Drive location. Held once a week for five weeks, the course is aimed at helping youth prepare for independence. Youth will be able to identify and learn about their relationship with money, credit card debt, credit reporting, managing debt as well as budgeting and saving money.

 “Our youth have told us that Financial Literacy Training is important to them and they would like their workers involved” says Geoff Katumba, Youth Success Coordinator. “Each worker who signs up a youth for training will need to attend a minimum of one class with their youth to ensure financial literacy training is integrated 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.

 Other benefits

• Youth who complete the program will have a CHOICE to want to become PAID trainers to other youth

• Youth will have First Priority Pick for employment opportunities offered by agency partners

• Youth will now be eligible to receive their Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent fund

 

When:

Session 1

Feb. 11- March 4

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (dinner is provided)

 

 Session 2

 February 13-March 6

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (dinner is provided)

 

Where:

Youth room - 60 West Drive, Brampton

 

For more information on this course please contact the Youth Success Coordinator