School’s Out — Financial Literacy is IN!

Students may be on summer break for a few more weeks, but that didn’t stop nearly 400 of them in the metro-Atlanta area from learning about financial literacy, through the efforts of Atlanta Youth Program Manager Meghan Cook.


In the month of June, 11 volunteers empowered students with financial education fundamentals through Banking On Our Future (BOOF). Our community partners included: Community Teen Coalition, Young Wall Street, Clarkston Community Center, Communities in Schools, Redan-Trotti Library, and The Ascent Project. Some of the area schools that filtered into the summer programs hosted by these partners included: Banneker High School, Griffin High School, Slater Elementary School, and Creekside High School.

Clockwise from top left, 1. Students at the Clarkston Community Center wrapping up a day of financial literacy education with team building. 2. Clarkston Community Center students working through a budgeting game. 3. Community Teen Coalition students learn about credit and saving with volunteers, Taylor Tindal and Charles Evans. 4. A group of Community Teen Coalition students learning about the cost of living in metro-Atlanta vs. in the city of Atlanta.

With your help, we can raise a generation empowered with financial capability. Visit operationhope.org now to say you’re one-on purpose with a one-time donation of $25, or amplify your impact with a gift of $2,500 to sponsor an entire classroom.100% of your gift is program-focused, providing low and moderate-income youth and adults with the financial education and coaching to create a more secure future.

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