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.

Registration opens on Monday, April 8 at 9:00 am

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.

Understanding college financial aid packages can be confusing for young people who are trying to figure out if they can afford college. This workshop will help staff teach their youth to compare financial aid packages and understand the differences in types of aid. We will also discuss how to negotiate the package with the schools.

  • How to understand and compare packages between different schools
  • Know the differences in types of financial aid- loans, grants, scholarships
  • How to negotiate the package

Lunch provide


Michael St. John Turner

Michael Turner is Client Relations Manager for the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and has over 15 years of experience in financial aid.  He provides training and support to college administrators, high school counselors and community-based organizations with the student financial aid process.  He also conducts community outreach programs to help New York students and families learn about financial aid opportunities and the application process.  Prior to joining HESC,... Read More

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