Teen Financial Literacy

We are excited to announce that the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC), is the recipient of 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 in-and-out of school session options, students gain access to resources to help prepare them to make responsible financial decisions in the future.

Our other partners, Goodyear and Huntington Bank assist in enabling teens to be productive members of society.

Teen Financial Literacy Facilitator Needed

Do you want to earn money for college while educating your friends and peers on how to be financial responsible?  Then become a teen financial literacy facilitator.

  • This is a voluntary, part-time position for high school tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders enrolled in a school located within the city of Akron corporation limits.
  • A student chosen for this position will facilitate other students using financial literacy lessons/workshops provided by MYLC in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayor's DollarWise financial literacy initiative.
  • Upon completion of requirements, a $200 deposit will be placed into a savings account for the facilitator.  Facilitators can also qualify for a $1,000 college scholarship.

Community Service Opportunities

Hugs n' Gloves

Help collect hats, gloves, scarfs and socks to help Akron area students keep warm this winter

Teens & Money Lessons

Confused about how you will pay for college?  Learn about budgeting, credit cards and student loans and qualify for a $500.00 scholarship.

Valentine Card Workshops for Mobile Meals

Here is your chance to brighten the day of clients of Mobile Meals.