Financial Literacy for Youth

Teen wearing glasses holds two credit cards.

Are you considering a first-time job? Starting your employment journey will help you develop essential employment skills and habits. It also will assist in the development of your own financial understanding. 

Often, people assume that a person who is blind or low vision shouldn’t work while attending high school or college. However, working and earning money allows you to practice earning and managing money. Additionally, the earlier you start working and saving, the sooner you will learn the skills and the better off you will be during retirement. 

From Classroom to Cash Flow Webinar 

Ready to learn more about money management? Penny Forward provides financial literacy information and resources to people who are blind or low vision using accessible materials. 

The APH ConnectCenter, in partnership with Penny Forward, will host a financial literacy webinar on November 9, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will be 1 hour, and ACVREP and CRC credits will be available. 

We encourage those considering work while in high school or college, parents, guardians of youth and young adults, and vocational rehabilitation professionals to attend. 

Penny Forward will provide information on the following: 

  • The importance of financial literacy 
  • Checking and savings accounts 
  • Working and ways to save money, and  
  • Social Security Work Incentives, which can assist you in working and having access to additional funding 

Come and learn how to get a leg-up in the financial world. We will have time for questions as well.