The Literacy Center has partnered with Bank of the West to offer a pilot 5-week financial literacy program.
Alec Gorynski, Vice President of Community Affairs for Bank of the West, says the program is meant to draw attention to the importance and value of financial education.
He says financial literacy is a skill that is often taken for granted. Gorynski says a different topic will be offered each week.
"Participants will learn about basic money management skills including budgeting and the value and importance of savings. And they will learn about the different aspects of interactions with a financial institution, including how to manage a checking account, a savings account and a little bit about credit as well.”
Gorynski says the current class began in late April and runs through May 22nd. Bank of the West and the Literacy Center hope to offer the program once a quarter.