Baltimore - Youth Empowerment


25 S Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201-3335

Since 2003, Youth Empowerment, Baltimore has provided youth with financial literacy education.

In a nation where nearly a third of high school seniors already use a credit card, a higher proportion have an ATM card and nearly 1.5 million families filed for bankruptcy last year, the need for personal financial literacy is greater than ever. Yet fewer than 30% of young Americans are given specific instruction on personal finance in high school.

Financial literacy isn’t just about understanding math, it’s understanding the difference between wants and needs and the emotional connections we all have to money.

Through the Youth Empowerment curriculum, professionals from the community volunteer to become HOPE Corps volunteers and teach youth – in classrooms, in church basements and in community centers – the basics of banking, and guide them towards understanding their personal financial destinies.

By teaching financial literacy, Youth Empowerment's ultimate goal is to break the cycle of economic poverty, give our youth a sense of hope and empower them with the practical skills that can help them to manage their destinies no matter what their dreams are.  

In this global economic era, our youth need to understand the language of money. Volunteer to become a HOPE Corps member or enlist your youth group or classroom in financial literacy today by contacting our office!

Banking on Our Future Baltimore

School and community partnership helps students in financial literacy

Sherrie Johnson - 2036 days ago

By: Sherrie Johnson

BALTIMORE - Students at Northwood Elementary School in Northeast Baltimore are getting financially fit.  They are learning how to manage money.

It's all a part of Operation Hope Banking on Our Future Program.

"It's important that we have the knowledge, the skills, the concept of living a good life. [...] more

PNC Foundation Grants Operation HOPE $100,000 to Empower Underserved Youth in Baltimore

- 2372 days ago
Local college students will assist as volunteer teachers for financial literacy and role models  ? Baltimore, MD–Operation HOPE, America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to financial literacy and economic empowerment, has received a two-year $100,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to educate 2,500 Baltimore elementary and middle school students through Banking on O [...] more

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Awards $350,000 to Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future Financial Literacy Program

- 4764 days ago

BALTIMORE, MD – April 8, 2005 - The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., announced a $350,000 grant awarded to Operation HOPE’s financial literacy program Banking on Our Future. The grant earmarks $150,000 of these funds to continue the implementation of Banking on Our Future in Baltimore, and $100,000 to help support the financial literacy efforts of thi [...] more

Operation HOPE, Inc. and U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Celebrate Banking on Our Future Success in Baltimore

- 5227 days ago
Program at Booker T. Washington Middle School Empowers Young People

With the Skills They Need To Manage Their Financial Futures

Baltimore , MD – U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), Harbor Bank of [...] more