The Youth Investment Club (Y.I.C.) is a joint project between Reid Temple and the Literacy Institute for Financial Enrichment, Inc. (L.I.F.E.). It aims to increase our young members’ knowledge of financial matters so that they can become responsible savers, smart investors, knowledgeable consumers, and better stewards of their God-given riches. The five-hour Y.I.C. program, offered twice yearly (Spring and Fall), focuses on showing youth how taking control of their finances can help them develop behaviors and attitudes that lead to financial independence and discipleship. Through lectures, discussions, and interactive group and individual assignments, Y.I.C. students learn basic money management principles and techniques, investment terms, the ins and outs of the stock and bond markets, and college funding essentials. They also learn how to avoid debt and manage credit. Culminating their Y.I.C. experience, students compete in a stock portfolio contest to test their new-found investment skills and leadership capacities.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE/VOLUNTEER
Minor youth (ages 12 to 18) must complete and return a membership application signed by their parent or guardian to enroll in the Y.I.C. Enrollment is limited to 30 students per session.
For information on upcoming Y.I.C. programs, contact Sis. Lanta Evans-Motte, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 429.