Please Note: The Financial Empowerment Program has closed and is no longer being offered.
Beginning this fall, Vibrant Abbotsford will host the Financial Empowerment (FE) program, formerly Banking on Youth. The FE projects offered for 2016/2017 are Matched Savings and Financial Literacy.
The Matched Savings project will run November through June and serve youth aging out of care. In its third year, this project is funded by and in partnership with Coast Capital Savings. Each participant will select an asset that will help empower him/her to successfully transition to independence. The asset will determine his/her savings goal, then each will make monthly deposits into an Independent Development Account (IDA). Please check our website for the application release date and deadline. For more information, contact Shakira Miracle at email@example.com.
The Financial Literacy program will begin early 2017. More details to come in an upcoming blog post.