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...
A volunteer reflects on her experience teaching BOOF: "These intelligent young people just needed to be showed the right direction and supported to help them rise above their circumstances to become valued and contributing members of society."
The New Y0rk HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center hosted its second small business expo on July 9, attracting a diverse crowd to the Harlem HOPE Center for a day-long event featuring more than 10 local businesses.
John Gerkin believes in bicycles. He volunteered to help run a do-it-yourself community bike shop for seven years. Bicyclers could come in, get advice, buy parts, use tools and do their own repairs, thereby saving money.
The administrators at New York's P.S. 210 and P.S. 18 schools have been singing E*TRADE's praises for a few days now, following a very successful Banking on Our Future workshops organized at the schools by volunteers from E*TRADE on June 17 and June 20.
The Financial Services Roundtable, one of our closest and most respected partners, announced earlier this week that it had awarded a Financial Literacy Scholarship to Julio Rojas-Aguilar of Galloway, NJ.
On Friday, June 10th, twelve dedicated volunteers from Bank of America returned to Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington, VA to conduct a second Banking on Our Future financial literacy workshop.
Over the weekend the South Gate HOPE Center and Union Bank participated in the 2011 Tweedy Mile Street Fair--the largest street fair in Los Angeles, covering 17 blocks with Carnival rides, games, food booths, local businesses and vendors.
Earlier in May, many talented and dedicated volunteers from Capital One returned to Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Temple Hills, Maryland to teach the Banking on Our Future curriculum to 417 students in the 7th and 8th grades, eager to understand the language of money.
Patrick McCarthy is a 3.99 GPA student. He is also the captain of his high school’s tennis, basketball and soccer team. He is a Chemistry & Physics tutor, a 4-H leader, club treasurer for the Robotics and Equestrian team. Patrick started a Red Cross club at his school. And if that was not enough he was chosen out of hundreds of students to be a Bank of America Student Leader last summer.
In collaboration with THINK Together in Santa Ana, Banking on Our Future (BOOF) was able to educate over 700 middle schools students on the basics of personal finance on Wednesday, April 6. THINK Together organized enrichment programs to keep the students engaged during the Spring Break week, while also having fun, during their week off.
In an effort to give a more holistic overview of the many programs and services offered at our brick and mortar locations across the country, we've officially renamed our HOPE Centers into HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Centers. The announcement came in a press release on our website on March 31, on the eve of National Financial Literacy Month.
Citi just made a 5MK pledge to place volunteers in the classroom to teach financial literacy in the Greater Boston Area.