BOOF For Beginners Part II: Defining Dignity
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The word dignity is an elusive term – something difficult for adults to understand let alone children. Yet Operation HOPE stresses dignity as a fundamental aspect of our Banking on Our Future youth curriculum.
Ann and I braced ourselves. As young adults, we’re still learning the definition of dignity with every step we take.
When we returned to...
On July 20th and 21st, 2011, Operation HOPE, NYSE Euronext and the New York Bankers Association will co-host the HOPE Financial Literacy Forum, New York City, at the NYSE in Manhattan. The event will make the business case for financial literacy and how it can play an instrumental role in the rebirth of America, post economic crisis.
Earlier last month, one of our volunteers from Citi South Africa sent us a letter expressing how she felt after teaching a session of our Banking on Our Future curriculum to students in South Africa's Alex highschool. Check out her testimonial below:
I recently received some very positive feedback about the services we offer through the Banking On Our Future program in Philadelphia. The feedback, both uplifting and reaffirming, came via email from Carol Pancoast, the Business and Technology Coordinator at Samuel S. Fels High School. Her thoughts about the Operation HOPE are below.
As I go through the last day of my internship at Operation HOPE, which began on the February 2nd, 2011, I look back and reflect on all the moments that I was lucky enough to have experienced here.
Earlier in May, two classes of students at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles went through Banking on Our Future and then used their knowledge to teach other students in their school about the principles of Dignity, Banking, Budgeting, Checking & Savings Accounts, and Credit.
I'm a financial services account manager for CoreLogic. I was recruited to participate with Banking on Our Future Orange County at the very last minute, and am so happy I accepted. My time at Middle College High School on Monday was amazing!
On May 19, Bank of America volunteers teamed up with our Banking on Our Future team in Dallas to deliver financial empowerment workshops to the 5th grade classes at Nancy Moseley Elementary in Dallas, teaching students the fundamentals of banking, budgeting, credit, and investing.
As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves and to help increase youth financial education, Union Bank has partnered with Operation HOPE and the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood to educate youth ages 13 – 16 about the basics of personal finance.
Associates from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch educated over 250 students at Fruitvale Elementary School in Oakland, CA on May 20, teaching them the importance of saving money for college, how to write a check and different savings techniques.
As a board member of Financial Beginnings, Brett Trosclair has been a long time advocate of financial literacy in the Oregon community. As a, teacher at Century High School in Hillsboro he has been a actively involved in bringing financial literacy to hundreds of his students, and he once again shows his commitment to make a difference by pledging to bring financial literacy to 285 students. Thank you Brett!
Tornado warnings did not keep over 70 volunteers from 13 partner organizations and our 6 Mid-Atlantic Board members away from Roosevelt High School in NW Washington DC, where the team collectively educated approximately 650 students from grades 9 through 12
The Denver/Fort Worth chapter of the Urban Financial Services Coalition released last week a short list of financial literacy resources for youth that I wanted to share with our followers today: