Chicago Youth Saves 

CPS students learn how to invest in their financial futures.

April 20, 2009


It’s never too early to learn how to manage and invest your money. That’s the lesson the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hopes students learn during its special two-hour Money Smart Week event dedicated to the youth of Chicago.


The conference, Chicago Youth Saves, runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. King Dr.


The financial education program aims to increase the savings rate among students in grades 7-12 through education, motivation and application via real, usable, and practical savings products and incentives.


Topics covered will include:

  • Credit management
  • College savings
  • Grants for college
  • Financial aid
  • Savings
  • Investments


At the conference, students will attend a keynote address given by three former Money Smart Kids and the City Treasurer, Stephanie Neely; see a performance from local rap artist NES; and attend three breakout sessions on the topics of credit, savings and college funding. Refreshments will be provided and students can visit booth offerings from many local community groups.


Students will also have the opportunity to learn about various financial education topics from CPS partners, such as the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the City Treasurer’s Office, Junior Achievement, and the Illinois Council on Economic Education. 


To sign your child up to attend Chicago Youth Saves, email Registration ends today.


View a list of all the Money Smart Week sessions.