Youth Employment Resource Center
The FDIC has a long history of supporting financial education. In 2001, the FDIC released Money Smart for Adults Today, curricula options are available for all ages, including Money Smart for Young People and Money Smart for Young Adults.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was enacted in July 2014 and included five new youth program elements. The financial literacy element requires that financial education be made available to youth in certain WIOA-funded programs. The FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum can help meet those requirements.
Additional resources have been created by the FDIC and its federal partners to further support financial education and access to safe, affordable insured accounts for youth participating in employment programs, including WIOA’s in-school and out-of-school programs.