2022 from the City of Wilmington Youth Career Development Program (YCD), which helps the city’s young residents learn valuable job skills and prepare them for successful careers and futures, has received a $100,000 grant from Bank of Americawhich will make it possible to employ 275 young people in numerous professions and internships this summer.
In addition to financial support, Bank of America provides better money habits® financial literacy sessions, led by Bank of America employees, to all YCD participants. The sessions break down financial topics like budgeting, building credit, borrowing, investing, and more in a fun and interactive way. As they earn their first paychecks, they learn and receive tools they can use to set goals for future financial success.
“The continued financial commitment over the past seven years and Bank of America’s financial literacy program has had an impact on the program and our teens,” said Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. “We appreciate Bank of America’s generosity and continued support for the future of the City of Wilmington and our residents.”
The grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic efforts in local communities. Recipients were selected for their commitment to meeting the basic needs and workforce development of individuals and families.
“The City of Wilmington’s Youth Career Development Program is a long-term commitment by investing in our future workforce and working to create opportunities for young people to help them thrive,” said Chip Rossi, president of Bank of America Delaware. “The city is advancing racial equality and economic opportunity in our community and having a tremendous positive impact on the next generation.”
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Bank of America officials present a check for $100,000 to the 2022 Parks and Recreation Youth Career Development Program during an event at the Stubbs Early Education Center in Wilmington on Thursday. (Photo: WITN 22/Stimpson)
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