Financial Empowerment

Runway to Success

Financial Empowerment, for you!

Each of our financial journeys look a little different. The free courses/programs below are available to qualified young people who have experienced foster care in Indiana. Each course/program will help elevate your knowledge of finances to help you reach your own financial goals. From budgeting and banking to saving and building credit, these courses are tailored to your unique experiences.

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Online Financial Modules

Earn a 1-time total of $75 by scoring 80% or higher on all 7 modules

You’ll learn about

  1. Banking Basics
  2. Income and Employment
  3. Budgeting
  4. Credit and Debt
  5. Consumer Skills
  6. Financing Higher Education
  7. Insurance

To apply, you must:

  • Be age 14-25 and have spent at least 1 day in foster care at or after the age of 14.
Opportunity Passport

Opportunity Passport™️

An advanced finance course that includes up to $3,500 in matched savings

You’ll learn about

  1. Relevant money topics
  2. Personal financial management, budgeting, and investing
  3. Various financial skills

To apply

  • You are 18-25 and have spent at least 1 day in foster care at or after the age of 14.
  • Completed Online Financial Module 1 – Banking Basics with 80% or higher
  • You are currently employed, in qualified training, or in college where you receive an income
  • Have a valid state ID or passport
  • Be able to open a bank account
  • Ready to save
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Credit Build

A 12-month credit-building program designed to help you establish or improve your credit score while saving money.

You’ll learn about

  1. Establishing credit
  2. Building credit scores

To apply

  • You are 18-25 and have spent at least 1 day in foster care at or after the age of 14.
  • Complete all 7 Online Financial Modules with an 80+%
  • You have a source of income
  • Have a valid state ID or passport
Youth Discussion

Community Conversations
(coming 2021!)

Come discuss hot financial topics that are relevant to YOU with your peers and experts in the subject matter

You’ll learn about

  1. Identifying income
  2. Best banking practices
  3. Manging dorm funds, credit cards, and other income
  4. Setting financial boundaries
  5. Other topics of your choosing

To apply

  • You are 16-25 and have spent at least 1 day in foster care at or after the age of 14

Questions?

Not sure where to start or if this is for you?

Ask Lydia Speler, Financial Empowerment Program Coordinator

[email protected]

(317) 504-1503 (cell)

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