KC youth learn about banking, money savvy skills and budgeting at MCC

Photo credit: Mayor Sly James' twitter feed
Photo credit: Mayor Sly James’ twitter feed

You will find a lot of young Kansas City students focusing on finances, jobs and budgets today at MCC.

The Mayor’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement in partnership with University of Missouri Extension and the Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity is hosting a Summer Financial Literacy Symposium for summer employed youth between the ages of 14-24 on the MCC-Penn Valley campus.

The goal of the event is to provide financial literacy education that will help build the confidence and competency needed to effectively manage and sustain personal finances.  The day consists of keynote speakers, (3) 45-minute breakout sessions that include banking, money savvy skills and budgeting.  The event also includes a banking fair that connects youth with reputable banking institutions.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James and MCC alumnus
Kansas City Mayor Sly James and MCC alumnus

It is all part of MCC alumnus Kansas City Mayor Sly James and the Summer Youth Employment Commission’s efforts to provide the youth of Kansas City with meaningful summer and semester based internship experiences through government, private and nonprofit sector employers. The Hire KC Youth initiative was started in 2014 as a way for Mayor Sly James and the Summer Youth Employment Commission to see that Kansas City youth are benefiting from job and career training and developing long-term employment opportunities in Kansas City.

The Mayor ‏@MayorSlyJames tweeted about the event:

“Jam-packed schedule today for our #HireKCYouth interns! They’re learning about financial literacy at @MCCKansasCity”