Money Savvy Youth (MSY)

Money Savvy Youth (MSY) Money Savvy Youth (MSY) is a financial education program created by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) to empower youths from disadvantaged backgrounds to take control of their futures through financial education.
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Money Savvy Youth (MSY) is a free financial education program created by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) to empower youths from disadvantaged backgrounds to take control of their futures through financial literacy. The program teaches 4th and 5th graders in Oakland classrooms. If you are interested in bringing this program to your school, please contact Tina Eng at (510)

Money Savvy Youth (MSY) is a free financial education program created by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) to empower youths from disadvantaged backgrounds to take control of their futures through financial literacy. The program teaches 4th and 5th graders in Oakland classrooms. If you are interested in bringing this program to your school, please contact Tina Eng at (510)

04/25/2012

Save the date! Youth Financial Education Convening on June 7 at the Federal Reserve Bank of SF http://p0.vresp.com/2osFV1

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/opinion/the-true-cost-of-high-school-dropouts.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=generalMaking sure ...
01/26/2012
The True Cost of High School Dropouts

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/opinion/the-true-cost-of-high-school-dropouts.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

Making sure our youth get the best education possible shouldn't be an issue limited to only parents, kids, and educators. Everyone should be involved in ensuring that our youth are educated, healthy, and safe.

Proven educational strategies to increase high school completion provide returns to the taxpayer that are two to four times their cost.

An online seminar about reducing your student loans. For future borrowers (ahem...MSY students going to college), this i...
12/29/2011
Idealist Blog » Blog Archive » New podcast: Accessing student loan relief now

An online seminar about reducing your student loans. For future borrowers (ahem...MSY students going to college), this is a great preview of how graduate students can deal with their student loans.
http://www.idealist.org/blog/en/new-podcast-accessing-student-loan-relief-now/

Take it from us, kid: it's never too early to start thinking about financing your education. (Philippe Put, Flickr/Creative Commons)

A 4th grader wrote a thank you letter to an MSY instructor!
11/22/2011

A 4th grader wrote a thank you letter to an MSY instructor!

Comments from 5th grade class on their post surveys! They were a great class. Can't wait to see them again in 3 months.
11/22/2011

Comments from 5th grade class on their post surveys! They were a great class. Can't wait to see them again in 3 months.

Timeline Photos
11/01/2011

Timeline Photos

Class Two Budgeting in Hoover.
10/24/2011

Class Two Budgeting in Hoover.

The budgeting project in Class 2 of MSY. The students really enjoyed our class!
10/17/2011

The budgeting project in Class 2 of MSY. The students really enjoyed our class!

We are currently conducting research to evaluate MSY’s impact in Oakland schools. Students receive $5 for turning in a p...
09/30/2011

We are currently conducting research to evaluate MSY’s impact in Oakland schools. Students receive $5 for turning in a parent permission form. We have quite a few students.

Empower youth in Oakland schools! It only takes 3-4hrs a week. Email us at volunteer@ebaldc.org if you are interested. W...
09/27/2011

Empower youth in Oakland schools! It only takes 3-4hrs a week. Email us at [email protected] if you are interested. We are looking for Lead Teachers who are available 12-4pm.

1st MSY class this semester. Wanna work with kids? Come join us!
09/23/2011

1st MSY class this semester. Wanna work with kids? Come join us!

EBALDC needs YOU! Come join us!
09/08/2011

EBALDC needs YOU! Come join us!

We are back!! It's time to VOLUNTEER!!
09/08/2011

We are back!! It's time to VOLUNTEER!!

We are back!! It's time to VOLUNTEER!!
09/07/2011

We are back!! It's time to VOLUNTEER!!

East Oakland Youth Development Center Summer Camp
08/16/2011

East Oakland Youth Development Center Summer Camp

MSY students, also EBALDC residents, completed the program this summer. They wrote the following comments: "That I know ...
08/02/2011

MSY students, also EBALDC residents, completed the program this summer. They wrote the following comments: "That I know ways to save money now."
"That we learn what to do with money and that we know everything."
"I liked that we learned about how to use money wisely."

"I think from early childhood they see their parents swiping a card and don't ever get the connection that money had to ...
07/07/2011
Bringing Financial ABCs To School Curriculums : NPR

"I think from early childhood they see their parents swiping a card and don't ever get the connection that money had to go into that account before it comes out. It's a rare student who is regularly working and putting money into a savings account."

Each summer, the University of Arizona offers the "Take Charge America Institute" program, which helps instructors learn how to teach students about handling personal finances. Host Michel Martin discusses the importance of teaching financial literacy early with the program's director Michael Staten

Happy Friday. From our MSY 6 month follow up survey... After six months, this what remains fresh in his mind. “It made b...
07/01/2011

Happy Friday. From our MSY 6 month follow up survey... After six months, this what remains fresh in his mind. “It made buy a big potato chip bag instead of 4 small ones.”

MSY is featured in EBALDC's newsletter!
06/27/2011
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MSY is featured in EBALDC's newsletter!

EBALDC started the Money Savvy Youth (MSY) program in 2006 when we saw a gap in financial education and wanted to provide the knowledge and resources to the youth in our affordable housing communities. In the last two years, we expanded the program by partnering with 14 Oakland Unified elementary sc

06/21/2011
Teaching Kids About Money - America's Cheapest Family

One family has an interesting strategy on teaching their kids how to budget. The kids put money in envelopes to give, save, clothes, and spend. They understand delayed gratification. One kid even has $22K saved up for college!

Learn a simple system to teach kids to earn, save and spend their own money. We've been doing this since 1995. Our older kids have purchased cars for cash, p...

06/16/2011

Currently reading: Teach like your Hair's on Fire, by Rafe Esquith. He's an amazing teacher!

06/08/2011

I asked my 10-year-old cousin what a budget is, His response? "The important thing to know about budgets is to have more money coming in than going out. The key is not to buy nonessential items, like glow-in-the dark yo-yos, Sometimes it can be tricky because essential items are actually nonessential items." From the mouths of babes.

Sesame Street offers a free online video for 3-5 year olds on money basics, as well as parent guides.
06/02/2011
For me, for you, for Later - Sesame Street

Sesame Street offers a free online video for 3-5 year olds on money basics, as well as parent guides.

Sesame Street Parents offers parenting tips and supporting media to help your children through their milestones, from potty training to healthy eating to making friends. We also have fun, kid-friendly activities and recipes to share with the family!

05/09/2011

So far this year (since Jan), we've served over 1,035 students. Yay!

Translation: “ I liked all the new knowledge that has been stuffed into my brain.”
05/09/2011

Translation: “ I liked all the new knowledge that has been stuffed into my brain.”

05/05/2011
8 games that clarify credit for kids

Financial education can be fun!

Kids learn best from experience, which is why financial games aimed at teaching fiscal responsibility can make a boring topic fun.

"At the moment, the average teacher’s pay is on par with that of a toll taker or bartender."
05/02/2011
The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries

"At the moment, the average teacher’s pay is on par with that of a toll taker or bartender."

To revamp our education system, blame teachers less and pay them more.

"Our notion is that if you start teaching save, spend, share when kids are young, they'll grow with that. If we teach sa...
04/29/2011
Ditch the Piggybank. Teach Kids Financial Literacy Instead

"Our notion is that if you start teaching save, spend, share when kids are young, they'll grow with that. If we teach save, spend, share with the same vigor that we teach stop, look, listen, we won't run into so many financial problems."

"Is money important?" my 3-year-old asked this week. I answered truthfully with a hearty "Yes." I explained it to her simply, telling her that we need money to pay for our house and our food and her ballet class.

04/25/2011

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week: let's take a moment to reflect the impact our educators have made in our lives!

Address

EBALDC, 310 Eighth Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA
94607

near 12th Street/ Civic Center BART and several AC Transit lines

General information

The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) builds and operates residential properties in the East Bay for families and individuals in need of affordable, high quality homes. EBALDC also works with neighborhoods, historic communities and individuals to discover and develop the resources to realize their dreams - of affordable homes and new businesses, of educational opportunities, of fulfilling jobs, and of parks and cultural centers. In cooperation with other agencies and community organizations, we focus local and national resources towards collaborative, innovative strategies to revitalize existing East Bay neighborhoods.

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