Juma is a unique nonprofit social enterprise that, through its YouthConnect program, combines a job with a complimentary suite of financial education and career focused supportive services. In 2019, Juma will provide financial education services to 165 low-income youth in Seattle (80 youth), Sacramento (35 youth) and San Jose (50 youth). Through Juma’s comprehensive financial capability programming, youth are given the opportunity to develop lifelong money management skills. Youth are assisted in opening bank accounts to gain access to the financial system, attend financial education workshops to increase their knowledge, receive 1:1 support from a Program Coordinator to apply their learning, and are provided incentives to encourage lifelong saving habits. Juma’s goal is to ensure that low-income youth have the tools needed to enter adulthood prepared for not only career success, but also for economic well-being.
Juma Youth Financial Capability – It Starts With a Job
Consumer Financial Education Fund, 2019