Partnership for After School Education

How can youth build credit without building debt?

Registration opens on Monday, March 16 at 9:30 am

This workshop will help staff teach their youth about being responsible with credit cards and understanding the differences between the different types of credit. This session will cover:

  • 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
  • How to avoid credit fraud

This session is intended for staff providing financial literacy support and training to high school age youth.

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.

Lunch provided


Stefan Halstead

Stefan Halstead has been teaching financial literacy for over a decade. As an employee at the Children's Aid, he has managed various programs focusing on personal finance and entrepreneurship. He has developed various after school and summer school programs such as money matters, entrepreneurship through film, sports management, financial literacy, and college and career readiness. As the Summer Youth Employment Site Director at Hope Leadership Academy, Stefan successfully implemented programs t... Read More

Ruben Rivera

Ruben A. Rivera has been working with nonprofit organizations for the past sixteen years and has taught at the New York City Department of Education for eight as a financial literacy teacher. He has over 15 years’ experience teaching taxation and teaches an introductory course at the City College of New York. Ruben has served on numerous financial literacy panels, including the Council for Economic Education’s Advancing Financial Literacy for young Americans with Secretary of Education Arne Dunc... Read More

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