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

Youth Empowerment Keeps Pumping At Operation HOPE After The Conclusion Of Global Money Week

The HOPE Blog - 670 days ago
Global Money Week may have ended, but the youth empowerment keeps pumping at Operation HOPE. HOPE Inside New York kicked off Global Money Week by educating students in Manhattan. They started off the week working with 12th graders on Math, Science and Engineering. The workshops were led by an amazing group of JP Morgan volunteers. HOPE Inside Baltimore also celebrated Global Money Week by educatin [...] more

New Partner Eastern Savings Bank Teaches Banking On Our Future at Summer Camps

The HOPE Blog - 1263 days ago
  By: Dionne Waldron, Program Manager, Youth Empowerment, Baltimore Eastern Savings Bank, a new volunteer partner with Operation HOPE’s Banking on Our Future Baltimore “hit the road” running this summer. Sales Director Agnes Arnold was so excited to educate our young people on how to manage their money, she brought her team along. They excitingly […] [...] more

KPMG Interns Pay it Forward with Banking On Our Future

The HOPE Blog - 1263 days ago
  By KaTia Fortune, Banking On Our Future Summer Intern, Baltimore On Wednesday July 16, 2014 Banking on Our Future, Baltimore partnered with KPMG, the international. audit, tax and advisory services firm, to provide financial and reading literacy through a First Book initiative to the kids at The Boys and Girls Club in Westport, Baltimore. The day started off […] [...] more

Banking on Our Future Washington D.C. Educates 120 Students on Financial Empowerment

The HOPE Blog - 1354 days ago
By LaTeri McFadden, Banking on Our Future Program Coordinator, Baltimore Eleven volunteers from BB&T Bank, Industrial Bank, and DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) educated the 9th grade class of Dunbar High School in Washington DC for Financial Literacy Month. Volunteers shared personal money management strategies and successful ways to save and invest for now and the [& [...] more

Fifth Annual Financial Literacy Day at Drew Freeman Middle School

The HOPE Blog - 1362 days ago
By LaTeri McFadden, Banking on Our Future Program Coordinator, Baltimore Twenty-six volunteers from SunTrust Bank, Industrial Bank, Prince George’s Community College, and HOPE Corps taught and gave real world financial examples to 368 eighth grade students. The Banking On Our Future financial literacy course was taught throughout the semester and students learned about budgeting, savings, in [...] more