United Way of Kern County and Bank of the Sierra are partnering to provide financial literacy workshops to Kern County students. The workshops will be virtual on Zoom, and they will occur on the last Wednesday of every month. It is not required to attend every session, but it would be the most beneficial! Click HERE to sign up:
Bank On It: Introduces students to the services Bank of the Sierra offers and how to open an account.
Setting Financial Goals: Use this activity in conjunction with the Financial Literacy module. Volunteers will show students how to prepare and follow a personal spending plan and provide a template to help K-12 Youth create an actionable financial plan.
Earning Money and Pay Yourself First: Volunteers will help K-12 learn how to master key life skills through smart decision-making tools. Helps students understand the importance of saving money. Describes savings and investment options. Learn the importance of completing household chores and other skills to save time and money.
Saving and Spending Money: Use the Cashella Dollar Detective kit to help students gain a better understanding of spending and saving goals and habits.
Smart Budgeting: Explore how setting short and long term financial goals can help your financial wellbeing. Examine how to use different accounts and payment methods for your goals. Determine how to set and maintain a budget.
How Money Smart are You?: Self-paced online financial literacy games and resources to help students gain the necessary knowledge to make better financial decisions.
Borrowing Basics: Helps students decide when and how to use credit, how to use credit appropriately, and what forms of credit best suit their needs.
Paying for College and Cars: Describes the characteristics of consumer installment loans, including car loans and student loans, and how students can determine which loans are best for their needs.