Partnership for After School Education

Fostering Financial Literacy for Youth is a four-part workshop series designed to equip afterschool program staff with the knowledge, tools and resources to teach their high-school age youth to become financially savvy and in control of their financial futures.

Participants will be provided with provided financial literacy resources and lesson plans. The training includes a training of trainer session to help in transferring the information to youth. Fostering Financial Literacy for youth is funded by Voya,

How can youth build credit without building debt? This workshop will help staff teach their youth about being responsible with credit cards and understanding the differences between the different types of credit.

  • Understand the purpose and benefit of credit cards
  • Avoid the misuse and dangers of credit cards
  • Credit card vs. cash
  • Comparing credit cards- APR, annual fee, rewards


Ruben Rivera

Ruben A. Rivera is currently Community School Director for the Bronx high School of Business and has been working with nonprofit organizations for the past thirteen years. With over 15 years’ experience in tax preparation for the state and federal government and 6 years’ experience as a college counselor, Ruben provides knowledge to students and families in low-income communities to help them make informed decisions regarding college access. For the past 6 years, Ruben has been a college counsel... Read More

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