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Industrial Bank

1800 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20020

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Secure the Bag DC: Financial Literacy Classes for Children


It’s been over 150 years since slavery was abolished and we are still battling disparities in wealth that continue to impact African Americans.


Here are some of the statistics:



Why are African Americans still at the bottom of the wealth scale? What needs to happen to change the narrative in communities that suffer from limited access to resources? How can we pool together to create more opportunities for the next generation?


With Secure the Bag DC Commissioner Salim Adofo will help address these issues by working with youth, ages 13-17 years old and their families from some of the most marginalized and vulnerable neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.




The Goals of Secure the Bag DC are to:

  1. Acclimate children to a professional environment and proper business etiquette.

  2. Educate children and their families on good financial habits and create a culture of financial responsibility

  3. Address the challenges that lead to unbanked and underbanked individuals in the community

  4. Open savings accounts for children

  5. Teach children how to dress professionally

  6. Establish a relationship between the businesses, organizations, and families in the community

  7. Provide support to the Black-owned banks in the community


For Children Ages 13 - 17

Parents/Guardians must attend


Identification Needed:


Parent/Guardian

State Issued Identification Card (Ex: Driver’s License, State ID, Passport)

Social Security Card

Proof of Address (utility bill, lease, cable bill)


Child

Birth Certificate

Social Security Card

School ID if available

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