Engaging Working Youth in the Financial Mainstream

Thursday, May 9, 2013
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

There are almost 20 million employed youth in the U.S. and younger households are more likely to be unbanked. Earning a paycheck is a critical teachable moment and presents a unique opportunity to provide youth with access to financial education and quality financial products.

On Thursday, May 9th from 1:00-4:30 pm, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Mission SF Community Financial Center held an interactive convening that discussed new efforts to connect working youth and young adults to the financial mainstream and identified ways to overcome challenges in reaching this vital demographic. The event also included a presentation from local youth who have participated in financial capability initiatives.

Speakers included:

  • Brian Fox, Community School Coordinator, Mission High School, SFUSD
  • Lauren Leimbach, Executive Director, Community Financial Services
  • Vicki Joseph, Community Relations Officer, Citi Community Development
  • Margaret Libby, Executive Director, Mission SF Community Financial Center
  • Becky Lai, Associate Director, Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program

Read the latest research report on engaging working youth in the financial mainstream, Increasing Financial Capability among Economically Vulnerable Youth: MY Path.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership with Mission SF Community Financial Center.


Laura Choi
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 974-3394