Program: The Cridge Financial Literacy Program
Vital Sign: Standard of Living
Total Grant: $12,370 (100% donor contributions)
The Cridge Centre for the Family's Financial Literacy Program will give ten teen girls and young women (aged 16 to 24) in Cridge programs the opportunity to become financially literate in knowledge and practice. A 2013 Community Grant from the Victoria Foundation will support a coordinator of this program. Participants will complete a five-week financial literacy course specially adapted for youth. Project staff will implement their learning by developing spending plans and goal focused savings plans and provide coaching for 12 months. The skills to manage their money to support themselves and their children will result in more stable, secure lives.