National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling receives grant to support life skills and financial education for youth through its Youth FinLit and Life Skills Program
Boston, MA – September 20, 2018
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) announced today that it has received a $25,000 grant from Rockland Trust Foundation to support the financial education and life skills education for youth through the Youth FinLit and Life Skills Program. The grant will help strengthen communities – specifically Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, and Worcester – by teaching at-risk youth the skills to avoid debt, increase savings, and achieve a stable financial future.
“We are grateful to have the Rockland Trust Foundation’s support for our Youth FinLit and Life Skills Program,” said Steve Trumble, President, and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling. “Our experienced educators are also certified credit counselors, and they will utilize their extensive training to deliver quality programming to help these young people develop the skills necessary to achieve a healthy financial future.”
With the Rockland Trust Foundation grant, ACCC plans to provide life skills and financial literacy training to pregnant and parenting teens between the ages of 14 and 24 through the YWCA Central Massachusetts Young Parents Program. Through this program, teen parents have the opportunity to complete their high-school education through a HiSET (formerly GED) program. Teen parents also receive community-based assistance while preparing for their HiSET, including life and skills training, career exploration, and financial literacy skills like budgeting, financial/life/educational goal setting, understanding taxes, understanding credit, identity theft, and banking basics.
Through the Youth FinLit and Life Skills Program, ACCC also provides leadership to Early Childhood Alliance Framingham (ECAF) and provides financial education throughout the community. ECAF is dedicated to promoting and supporting the healthy growth and development of young children from prenatal through age eight by strengthening families and advocating for high-quality learning experiences. Through the partnership with ECAF, ACCC provides its expertise at the Framingham High School Reality Fair where students learn how to manage a budget on a specific salary while also learning life skills like eating healthy and managing grocery plans, credit, and debt.
ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:
- For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
- For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
- For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
- Or visit us online at ConsumerCredit.com
About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. In order to help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit https://www.consumercredit.com/debt-resources-tools/