Since its inception, SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being has provided financial education opportunities for youth each summer, educating more than 1,500 students since 2016 about saving, budgeting, understanding paychecks, and other financial topics.
SEFCU is bringing this program to life again this summer, with plans to deliver various education sessions throughout the state. Organizations and agencies in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Onondaga, Tioga, and Erie counties have committed to providing education to the youth they serve.
Below are some testimonials from organizations who have participated in the summer youth education program:
“SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being has been an outstanding partner to the Schenectady County Summer Youth Employment Program and has provided engaging, educational programming on saving, budgeting, and smart spending to youth in the program. We are excited to partner with SEFCU again this summer to ensure that participants learn the value not only of making money and enhancing job readiness skills, but of managing the money they’ve worked hard to earn.”
- Kathleen Rooney, Schenectady County Manager
“The City of Albany youth understand the power of a dollar and are eager to learn more about how they can use their earned income in the summer to meet personal/family goals. SEFCU's Institute for Financial Well-Being sessions challenge our youth to look at their spending habits and saving practices in an engaging way that peaks their interest year after year. SEFCU's employees are encouraging, knowledgeable, and able to adjust their curriculum to meet the needs of the audience. SEFCU's Enrichment Friday with our youth teaches financial literacy in a fun and creative way that involves peer-to-peer learning, and group interactions with SEFCU professionals. I encourage any and every program to participate in SEFCU's Financial Well-Being Institute sessions because this free resource, the SEFCU staff, and the experience for our youth is worth a king's ransom.”
- Jonathan Jones, City of Albany Commissioner of Recreation, Youth and Workforce Services
Interested in setting up a financial education session with SEFCU’s Institute for Financial Well-Being? Submit a request by visiting SEFCU’s Financial Education Request Form.