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Opportunity NOW Financial Literacy Information

Youth Resources

Learn more about the Opportunity NOW Financial Literacy curriculum provided by KnowledgeBank.

To learn effective savings habits, Opportunity NOW is partnering with America Saves for Young Workers. If you receive an Opportunity NOW internship this summer, you’ll receive more information on America Saves to make your savings plan. But while you’re thinking about it- watch this video around the importance of starting your savings plan early!

Finance Academy - Everfi

Finance Academy is an online financial education tool built to empower you and your family to manage your finances and plan for the future. Bite-sized learning activities are delivered in a clean design that is approachable, intuitive, and mobile friendly. These activities cover the basics of personal finance and will help you prepare to save for your future.

Adult Resources

Need help managing your finances? Davidson County residents can receive free one-on-one financial counseling provided by the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center. The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the Office of Mayor David Briley, in partnership with the United Way. Appointments can be made by calling 615-748-3620.

  • Are you looking for information on setting up a bank account? Visit Bank on Music City through the United Way of Middle TN.
  • Interested in learning more about managing your finances? The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction training program is an easy-to-use tool to learn more about basic personal financial management from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
  • Want to test your financial literacy? Take this financial literacy quiz from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Want to set realistic financial milestones? Visit “Your Money, Your Goals” from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to set goals, choose financial products, and build skills in managing money, credit, and debt.

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Donate

Donations will directly support youth. Opportunity NOW is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Partners

Thank you to our partner organizations:

Summer 2017 Highlights

40.7% of youth saved most of the money they earned from Opportunity NOW jobs.

91% of participants felt better prepared to manage their money after financial education workshops

graph depicting percentage of teens with checking or savings accounts before and after Opportunity Now

Before Opportunity Now, 50.3% of youth said they already had a checking or savings account. After Opportunity Now, 82.6% of youth said they have a checking or savings account.