Banking on Our Youth


BANKING ON OUR YOUTH

The mission of Banking on Our Youth (BOY) is to help the youth of Santa Ana improve their understanding of financial concepts and services and empower them to make right decisions that will positively impact their financial well-being.

BOY gives high school seniors the opportunity to participate in a year-long program that is taught by program staff, local business and community partners. The program gives students the opportunity to hear and learn how six principles play out in real-life businesses and local organizations.

TCCDC believes that for those young people who participate and graduate from the program, life will be better due to the knowledge and practices they will acquire. Not only will students gain knowledge that will benefit them on a daily basis, but they will also build relationships that can stay with them for a lifetime.

SCHEDULE

Forty-five high school seniors from the Santa Ana Unified School District will be selected to participate in the 2017-18 Banking on Our Youth Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Program this year. Applications for the new BOY class will be available in August 2017. Those selected will:

  • Make a one-year commitment to the program -This includes their attendance to the 2017 Fall Kickoff, six months of training and volunteering in the 2018 Fall Kickoff.
  • Attend the Fall Kickoff Event – a kickoff luncheon with participating students, their parents, business partners, and organizations. The Kickoff is an orientation luncheon that provides greater detail about the program, and it also allows us the opportunity to introduce our partners and those that will participate as mentors.
  • Attend Instruction Days – scheduled to take place one to two Saturdays per month for six months. Students will learn about important financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts.
  • Participate in Field Trips– Part of the classes are site visits to banks and local businesses that are participating in the program.
  • Be present at the Awards Ceremony– At the end of the program, an awards event will be held where students will receive a completion award and an opportunity to receive a scholarship to a local college or university.

OUR PARTNERS

  • Government – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is a United States government corporation providing deposit insurance to depositors in US banks. TheirMoney Smart for Young People is a series that features an age-appropriate curriculum designed to promote financial understanding in young people.
  • Business – Banks, local corporations, and city leaders provide a wealth of financial knowledge that brings stability to our local economy. Our youth is a major concern and we sincerely appreciate their partnership.
  • Education – The Santa Ana Unified School District is the sixth largest district in California. They have been our educational partner in the city for over thirteen years.

MENTORING OPPORTUNITY

We are currently looking for business owners and business professionals with a passion for helping youth to mentor our new class of high school students. If you want to make a positive influence and share your knowledge of finances and entrepreneurship with them, then this mentoring opportunity is for you! Please join us for one of our info sessions to hear more about it: July 5th, 12th and the 18th from 10-11am.  Those invited to participate in the program as mentors will receive a training in the month of August with the program starting in late September.

To sign up for an info session or to simply learn more about Banking on Our Youth, please contact Paulina Cadena at 714-543-3711 ext. 234 or paulina@tccdc.org. You can also visit our Facebook page for current updates: Facebook.com/BankingonOurYouthOC.