Financial capability — built in developmentally appropriate ways — prepares young people to make financial decisions that are critical for the transition to adulthood. The Casey Foundation's Jim Casey Initiative offers two innovative, tested tools that help young people transitioning from foster care to achieve greater economic security: the financial literacy curriculum Keys to Your Financial Future and the Opportunity Passport® program. Learn about these tools to support young people in practicing the skills to save, budget, use mainstream financial products, build credit and acquire assets.
Keys to Your Financial Future
This comprehensive curriculum helps young people ages 16 to 26 who are — or will soon be — facing adult responsibilities build the financial skills they need and empowers them to make informed financial decisions.
Learning financial capability during young adulthood can help ingrain habits of saving, money management and mainstream banking for a lifetime and build a pathway out of poverty. The Opportunity Passport helps young people improve their financial capability when transitioning from foster care or navigating other youth-serving systems. Resources include:
The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care
This research brief examines employment data from Opportunity Passport participants who were at least 16 years old and completed at least three surveys since 2008.