We are excited to announce that the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC), is the recipient of the September 2021 COMPASS Award.
To build a better Ohio through youth financial literacy programming, Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague recognized the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) for innovative financial literacy sessions provided to Akron’s youth. MYLC is pleased to receive the September 2021 COMPASS Award from the State of Ohio Treasurer’s office.
In 2018, MYLC received $10,000 from the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s DollarWise Innovative Financial Literacy grant. Since 2015, our teen members have accepted the challenge to lead high school students through lessons about budgeting, credit cards, and financial aid through their “Teens and Money” financial literacy workshops.
This funding allows MYLC to continue peer-to-peer facilitation and expand its reach to additional schools. With flexible session options including in-person and virtual YouTube sessions, students gained access to resources to help.