Today, Mayor Sly James announces a $4,000 grant from DollarWise and
the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the Bright Future summer youth employment program. Specifically, the grant will go towards workshops for summer interns designed to introduce core concepts of financial literacy including budgeting, saving and investing, credit
management, and student financial aid. The ultimate goal is to help participants learn the importance of engaging in responsible financial practices and positive behavior.
This summer will mark the Bright Future program’s 10th year of operation.
Last year, the City provided 75 students with internships in municipal government departments.
DollarWise is an initiative dedicated to the idea that all Americans
benefit from increased access to financial education. DollarWise partners with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and its Council on Metro Economies to be the official sponsor and initiative for summer youth jobs and financial education.
“I am proud to be among the five cities from across the country that
were chosen to receive this award based on our successful summer youth employment programs,’ said Mayor Sly James. “This grant funding will allow the City to enhance the summer internship experience for our youth without using taxpayer dollars. Truly, this
is a circumstance where everyone wins.”
The award was presented this past week at the 82nd Winter Meeting of
the U.S. Conference of Mayors.