Building a strong financial foundation can be hard – especially when you’ve experienced foster care.

But successfully handling money and building savings and credit can provide a path to freedom and empowerment.

Foster Success is here to support you! We offer financial education and ways for you to earn, access, and save money through programs designed to help you reach your financial goals.

Take a look at some of our current financial empowerment programs:

Financial Empowerment Program
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Online Financial Modules

Foster Success offers a series of online courses that will teach you about topics ranging from banking to insurance. You learn new skills, and you can also earn money when you pass all seven Online Financial Modules with a score of at least 80%.

Opportunity Passport™️

Opportunity Passport™️ helps you learn how to budget, invest, and save. After completing the course requirements you are eligible for up to $3,500 in matched funds to help you make a big purchase like a home or a car.

Credit Build

Your credit score is a critical part in purchasing your first car, home, renting an apartment and even getting a credit card! The 12-month Credit Build program helps you establish a credit history or improve your credit score, while also saving money.

Paul with his new car

“Meeting with the financial empowerment coordinator and my ETV coordinator has opened many doors for me. I was able to connect with other youth and take advantage of all the programs available to me… This match allowed me to purchase a vehicle, which in turn gave me more flexibility in regards to going to class and working. The class also gave me more financial knowledge and confidence.”

– Paul O. 

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