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Financial Literacy

Program Description:
The Financial Literacy program is an education program that teachers participants about smart money management and provides tools and strategies to promote wealth building. Building wealth without a plan is tantamount to erecting a house with no foundation. The Delta Health Alliance (DHA) believes that learning to be financially literate is crucial to a better quality of life. DHA’s Financial Literacy Program offers a standardized curriculum to assist residents with:

  • Managing their finances
  • Reducing debt
  • Saving money
  • Establishing or re-establishing credit
  • Learning strategies to change poor financial behavior.

The class is for the unbanked, under-banked, credit challenged individuals who need to improve credit scores, learn to budget, start saving and investing, and begin preparing for home ownership.

Through Financial Education Boot Camps, DHA and partner organizations support the Mississippi Community Financial Access Coalition’s (MCFAC) Financial Capability program. The boot camp features five weekly sessions lasting two to two-and-a-half hours each. The curriculum encompasses all twelve sessions of the Mississippi State Extension Service’s “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise” program, the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, components of the NeighborWorks America financial capability program, and other relevant training and resource material. Program participants learn how to build wealth by reducing debt, increasing savings, and gaining financial confidence.

Financial Literacy

Quotes From Past Participants

Financial literacy provides a pathway to a secured and growing financial portfolio. It gives us the necessary tools needed to save for the future and build financial assets. Financial literacy sets the foundation for achieving financial independence, thereby, providing a flourishing financial legacy for our loved ones future.
— Cynthia Cook

It prepares a person to have a wider perspective on their goals and what they need to do in order to meet goals with ease.
— Vartilous Wilson

It is important because it gives you strategies on how to manage financial affairs for yourself and family.
— Andre Curry  

It is important because it give our youth the financial knowledge to navigate life through methods on how to gain and manage our financial affairs.
— Adaiah Curry

How to Enroll

For adult enrollment, please reach out to Alexis Hynes.

Program Resources:

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