Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Public Library collaborated with North Carolina A&T State University, YMCA, and other partners to provide hands-on financial literacy experiences for library users ages 13 to 18. The library also offered one-on-one counseling at its neighborhood branches on selected topics of importance to teens to help them take on financial responsibilities in their lives.

Key Activities: 

  • Conducted 44 financial literacy (“Future Cents”) events for youth in the target demographic at both library and community locations throughout Guilford County.
  • Provided financial orientation sessions for the city’s JobLink Summer Youth Employment Program and the City of Greensboro Teen Summit.
  • Responded to requests for customized financial literacy workshops from secondary schools in some of the city’s neediest neighborhoods and from youth organizations, including Girl Scout troops in Greensboro.
  • Provided one-on-one life coaching for teens inclusive of building a financial plan.
  • Developed partnerships with North Carolina A&T University (which co-sponsored financial literacy events as part of its community outreach mission) and the area’s youth organizations, including Black Achievers, which hosted financial literacy book discussion groups for teens and conducted training for school-age summer campers at the YMCA.

Looking to take your library’s financial literacy efforts to the next level? Connect with ALA’s Financial Literacy Interest Group.