Capital One Bank, in Melville, recently awarded a grant of $5,000 to the Family Service League to promote money management best practices among children and adults on Long Island.
The Family Service League was one of several Long Island organizations chosen to participate in the Capital One Bank Financial Literacy Challenge. The Half Hollow Hills Community Library is another.
The Family Service League will utilize Capital One’s "Bank It Teen" program, an interactive website designed to teach real-world financial topics to children and teens and parents. Family Service League staff, with anticipated assistance from Capital One Bank volunteers, will present a series of workshops at the Brentwood Community School, which will provide critical financial management information to youth and their parents, as well as enhance communication within families about financial responsibility. Follow-up meetings with a debt counselor will be available for participants requesting assistance with budgeting, debt management or other financial issues.
The Brentwood Community School is managed through a partnership between Family Service League and the Brentwood School District. It serves ninth graders and their families at the school's Freshman Center.