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.
Money stories is delivered in eight chapters. Topics covered include Money, My Community & Me, Building Assets, Goal Setting & Problem Solving, Gathering Information, Budgeting, Banking, and Credit.
A certificate is provided upon completion of the program.
Am I eligible?
To be considered, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Money Stories can be delivered as individual workshops or as a series. Only participants who complete the full series will receive a certificate.
Employment Opportunity: Junior Facilitator Program
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 meet the eligibility requirements for the Money Stories program (listed above), are also eligible for the position.
Junior Facilitators are trained to facilitate the Money Stories curriculum, then are sent into the community to share the teachings with other youth!
SEED is currently gathering interest for the 2021 Junior Facilitator summer positions. If you are interested in applying, contact email@example.com with your name and contact information.
How do I apply?
The next series is being delivered virtually on Wednesday evenings starting May 26, 2021. Participants must have a device that connects to the internet to be able to participate via Zoom.
Dates: May 26-June 16, 2021
Time: Each Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m.
Location: A Zoom link will be sent after registering.
How to register: Download the application here.
If you have any questions or require a printed copy of the application, please contact 204-927-9935 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to pick one up or have one sent to you.