Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month – April 2012
State Bank of India (California) has partnered with Operation Hope to teach financial literacy to students in underserved LMI communities in Southern California, Northern California Bay Area, and Washington DC district. With the guidance of Operation Hope’s Banking On Our Future workbook, SBIC has accomplished over two hundred hours of financial literacy service hours.
Banking On Our Future, Operation Hope, Inc.
Age/Grade Level: Age 9-18 (Grades 4-12)
Conceived in 1992, Operation HOPE is America’s first not-for-profit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization. We are currently in partnership with more than 400 private sector companies, 1,500 non-profit organizations and schools and 100 government entities in 68 US cities and South Africa. To date, Banking on Our Future has educated nearly 600,000 students! HOPE has also raised close to $1 billion for the under-served population and our mission, called the “Silver Rights Movement,” is focused on making free enterprise and capitalism relevant to all. We now have a 19 year track record of providing economic empowerment for adults and youth through economic education.
The Banking on Our Future classroom program is taught by HOPE Corps Volunteers (primarily professionals) who are trained to break down their knowledge of banking into terms that youth can understand and utilize immediately.
The Basics of Banking & Budgeting
Checking and Savings Accounts
The Power of Credit
The Basic Investments
A Course in Dignity
Operation HOPE Banking on Our Future Program: Grades 4-12
Operation HOPE’S Banking on Our Future (BOOF) program educates youth ages 9-18 at no cost to school districts and community-based organizations, with a focus on urban, underserved communities. The curriculum is designed for use across the US, and all units and lessons have been aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics compiled by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is delivered by Operation HOPE’s volunteer HOPE CORPS. These volunteers not only provide information that is critical in establishing a strong financial foundation, but expose our students to a wealth of opportunities and professional avenues.
Author/Distributor Address: 707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3030, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Author Website: www.operationhope.org
Author Email: Kedisa Johnson [email@example.com]
Additional ordering information: Contact Kedisa Johnson at (213) 891-2900