Ten employees from TIAA-CREF traveled to West Denver last week to deliver Operation HOPE’s “Banking on Our Future” youth financial literacy workshop to the students of Justice High School. The day-long course taught students about banking, budgeting, checking and savings accounts and is part of TIAA-CREF’s larger mission to empower American youth to grow up and lead financially stable lives.
Earlier last week we reported that TIAA-CREF had made a 5MK pledge to educating over 800 youth in Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina during National Financial Literacy Month in April. You can read about that here.
Sean Dunn, one of TIAA-CREF’s volunteers at the event, had this to say about the opportunity:
As a whole, everyone was excited to have had the opportunity to work with these kids to help impart financial knowledge that is a building block for their future. We certainly hope the students found it to be as valuable as we found it to be rewarding.
The principal at Justice High School, Mr. Gary Losh, was very grateful to both Operation HOPE and TIAA-CREF:
To have the TIAA-CREF come to our school shows us that the community has not given up on our students. We believe that our students will be successful, and with the help of the volunteers we are sure we will not fail. Financial literacy is vastly important to the futures of our youth.