Grounding Indigenous Youth in the Lessons of their Elders
How does it work?
Money Stories is a customized money management training program for Indigenous youth. The program combines Indigenous Elders speaking about their experiences with money, with facilitator-led activities about money that are relevant to youth. “We (Elders) need to help the next generation out of poverty. Young people have gifts and talents that should be used. I believe that preparing them for the future, one day they’ll go out into society with the experience and confidence to know they can make it.” Elder Lucy Guiboche.
Topics covered include an introduction to Money Stories, Mapping your Assets, Goal Setting/Problem Solving, Banking, Gathering Information, Budgeting, Money, My Community and Me, What’s my TV got to do with it?, Introduction to Credit, and Graduation.
A certificate is provided upon completion of the program.
Summer Employment & Saving Circle
Successful graduates of the Money Stories program are welcome to apply for a Junior Facilitator summer position with SEED Winnipeg. Graduates of SEED’s Saving Circle program, who also meet the eligibility requirements for the Money Stories program (listed below), are also eligible for summer employment.
Junior Facilitators are trained to facilitate the Money Stories curriculum, then are sent into the community to share the Money Stories teachings with other youth!
For those who have completed Money Stories in the past, SEED is currently accepting applications for 8 Junior Facilitator summer positions.
Money Stories graduates are also eligible to apply to the Saving Circle program.
Am I eligible?
To participate, you must be:
- 15-30 years old
- Indigenous (First Nations, Non-Status, Metis, Inuit)
Organizations: If you are an organization that would like to offer Money Stories to your participants, please contact email@example.com for further details.
How do I apply?
Currently, SEED Winnipeg is ONLY accepting applications for its online version of Money Stories. Download the application here. If you require a printed copy of the application, please contact 204-927-9942 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to pick one up or have one sent to you.If you would like to apply to the program or find out more information, please contact Justin 204-927-9942 or email@example.com.