YOUTH WORKFORCE

Youth Workforce Development and United Way of Greater Stark County

What are your dreams for the future?  Have you figured out how to make those dreams come true? United Way of Greater Stark County is excited to offer personal finance workshops and services to assist you in figuring out how to have the future you want.

Whether you are just starting out in life, barely keeping your head above water with your finances, or find yourself in a position of starting over; have you ever wondered how some people seem to get ahead financially while others don’t.

Many young people do not understand the multi-faceted impacts of poorly managed finances.  The immediate consequences may be felt by experiencing loss of housing, transportation or food.  However young people also need to understand how these circumstances can impact them in the future.

Understanding personal finance can mean the difference between a dream achieved and a dream deferred. Transitioning young adults face many challenges as they strive to become financially secure adults.  Recognizing that income and/or benefits alone is insufficient to ensure financial security.

Lack of basic needs, assets, savings and understanding surrounding finances can hinder, if not cripple individuals as they move along life stages and focus on pathways to independence.  Pairing financial services with career planning and employment can help you start off in the right direction, understand the consequences of choices and have a brighter future.

For this reason, UWGSC Financial Prosperity Center, through a grant received from Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board, offers a comprehensive group of financial and asset building services for youth, ages 16 through 24.

 

To see a short video talking about each of the workshops, click on the titles below:

MyBudgetCoach

Getting Ahead

Starting Off in the Right Direction

Transition Planning & Financial Toolkit

 

DECISION MAP

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GAMES

http://playspent.org/

https://financialentertainment.org/farmblitz

https://financialentertainment.org/celebritycalamity

 

TOOLS

www.creditkarma.com