United Way of Central Georgia Announces Youth Financial Literacy Class

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

The United Way of Central Georgia’s Community Schools United Program is proud to announce a free Youth Financial Literacy Class at 10 AM on Thursday, July 11th at Booker T. Washington Community Center. 

Kelsey Mahone from MidSouth Financial Credit Union and Joe Booze from Next Level Up will lead students from K-5 to 12th grade in age-appropriate workshops that focus on the basics of financial literacy. By the end of the day, students will learn about budgeting, saving, credit, lending, return on investment, expenses, liabilities, and assets through interactive sessions. 
Community Schools United Director Dr. Sundra Woodford said, “This unique opportunity aims to break the cycle of generational poverty by providing our most vulnerable children with early access to financial literacy that reframes their thinking around the value of money and generating wealth. The hope is that youth attending the session will share what they learn with their parents and an entire family will be positively impacted.”
United Way Chief Operating Officer Carl Tims described the importance of the event. “A startling number of poor financial decisions are made early in people’s lives that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Initiatives like this ensure that everyone in our community will have access to the resources required to succeed in their personal finances." 

The Youth Financial Literacy Class is another way that the United Way of Central Georgia’s Community Schools United is investing in Central Georgia.