EPISODE 4: HOW THIS SKILLS COORDINATOR IS CLOSING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP IN DETROIT
"What do you want to learn as far as financial management, money management?
- Shannon Kelley, Skills Coordinator for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
"I want to learn how to use a bank account online, I want to know how to pay my bills online."
- Trainees at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
In This Episode
Shannon Kelley, Skills Coordinator for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, has created a safe environment where trainees feel comfortable learning how to manage their money. Financial literacy empowers individuals with skills for independence. The effects of one financial mistake can be devastating for individuals and their families. Using Bankability, Shannon is providing meaningful experiences for young adults to practice money management that will transfer beyond the classroom.
Bankability works with The Digitability Social Economy, where students earn (and later spend) virtual money for practicing workplace behavior. With Bankability, students now receive direct deposits on payday, review pay stubs and personal bank statements.
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