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Evolve Mentoring, Mt Vernon Baptist Church Launch Youth Financial Literacy Program

Youth Financial Literacy

EVOLVE Mentoring and Mount Vernon Baptist Church are partnering to create a financial literacy program aimed at educating and exposing students to proper money management. The T.E.E.A.C.H™ (Through Education & Exposure Anything Can Happen): Money financial literacy program will utilize the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Credit Union, and N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company (the program sponsor), to inform students on how money plays a role in all aspects of their life, and the importance of effective money management for personal success. The program participation fee is $25.

The T.E.E.A.C.H ™: Money program also includes a Youth Investment Club to teach participants how to build wealth.

Mount Vernon’s credit union is the only credit union in the United States currently owned by an African-American church.

T.E.E.A.C.H ™: Money Kick Off will be held on Sunday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m., at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St., Durham. Weekly Wednesday workshops will be held starting April 5, 2017. People interested can contact Mount Vernon Baptist Church at 919-688-1823 or email churchoffice@mvbcdurham.org.

Class topics will include:

  • Introduction to Money Management
  • All About Banking
  • Building a Baller Budget
  • Sow to Grow: Savings to Build Wealth
  • Give Me Some Credit: Introduction to Credit Management
  • Beginners Investment Class

EVOLVE Mentoring, Inc., created by Tolulope Omokaiye, MBA, is a youth empowerment 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on holistically preparing students for independent adulthood through life skills training and mentorship. The goal of the organization is to assist in the evolution from youth to well-rounded adult by acting as a bridge to the real world. Founded in 2011, EVOLVE has since impacted over 500+ students. Through the use of hands-on, real-world experiences, life skills training exercises and mentoring, Evolve works to empower young adults, ages 14-24, by demonstrating the importance of money management, professional development, social responsibility and personal health.

For more information about EVOLVE Mentoring T.E.E.A.C.H: Money program contact Mount Vernon Baptist Church at 919-688-1823 or email churchoffice@mvbcdurham.org.

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