Financial Literacy

Financial Empowerment Toolkit

Financial Empowerment ToolkitAccording to the White House, more than 400,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system, and more than 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted. Every year, 23,000 of these youth age out of foster care without a permanent placement.

Media-Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is accepting applications from teens and young adults ages 15-20 for its Media-Smart Youth® Teen Leaders Program.

MyMoney.Gov: Expanding Financial Education and Access

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC)'s financial literacy education website, www.MyMoney.gov has enhanced interactive features and utility to provide more resources to Americans seeking information that can inform their personal financial decisions. This enhanced online offering is just one of the many steps the Administration is taking to expand financial education and access.

Transition & Aging Out

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs supports a number of efforts to build the skills and resources of youth aged 16-24. Whether they are called "youth in transition," "transition age youth," "youth aging out" or other terms, youth in this age group experience a number of challenges on their path to a successful adulthood. A particular challenge for federal programs is support for youth transitioning out of foster care or juvenile detention facilities, youth who have run away from home or dropped out of school, and youth with disabilities.