WHAT WE DO:
Capital One (www.capitalone.com/about) recognizes that helping to build strong and healthy communities benefits everyone. We believe financial literacy and money management skills are crucial building blocks for success, and since our company's founding we have invested in programs that prepare children, teens and adults for economic self-reliance. The investments we make in our communities are designed to help make them dynamic places where families can live, work, and realize their dreams.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Capital One believes that financial literacy is a life-long journey. From interactive simulations that reach students in their formative years to modules that address the specific needs of more mature consumers, Capital One supports financial literacy programs that span across the age spectrum. Examples of some of Capital One's award-winning financial literacy programs include:
The fun, educational program is operating in six elementary schools within Capital One's footprint in Louisiana and Texas. The interactive banking experience allows participants to open an account, make deposits and track savings growth. In 2009, an estimated 1,000 elementary students will reap the rewards of this program.
Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park
In partnership with Junior Achievement, a mobile, interactive financial literacy lab called Finance Park is deployed to teach financial principles to middle-grade students. Students are transformed into "adults for a day" and learn the basics of budgeting, money management, and using credit wisely. In 2009, the interactive program will visit twelve Capital One communities impacting an estimated 15,000 youth.
MoneyWi$e In partnership with Consumer Action, a consumer advocacy organization, financial education materials are produced and distributed to consumers. Materials include Web-based training, informational brochures, train-the-trainer guides and lecture curriculums. Capital One volunteers actively teach the curriculum to thousands of adults and teens throughout the communities they serve.
WHAT WE NEED:
Through innovative partnerships and programs that focus on community and economic development, education, and financial literacy, Capital One strives to provide relevant programs and services to those most in need. We continue to look for ways to expand the reach and distribution of our program materials and connect those serving in our communities with the financial tools and resources they need.
Capital One has introduced several new resources for educators, community service providers and consumers. Click on the links below to check out these new tools...
Jennifer Luffey Moran
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy