Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

We are delighted to bring you the 11th webinar in the “Enough is Known for Action” series for the youth community, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Division of Youth Services and Regional Offices, to inspire strategic planning and action in the early stages of implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


This webinar is a broader topic that’s important for youth and adults - financial literacy. We’re starting 2016 by asking everyone to make a new year’s resolution to saving!

The webinar will feature America Saves, an organization that promotes and encourages saving among youth and adults, who will share their tips on saving. You’ll hear testimonials from individual savers that have taken the savings pledge, set savings goals, and developed a plan for saving money against those goals. America Saves provides resources to support low-and moderate-income individuals to reach their savings goals. Discover how important it is to save and the impact of not saving. Learn also how organizations can promote automatic savings for their staff during America Saves Week,February 22 – 27, 2016, an annual opportunity for Americans to assess their financial condition and take positive financial action with the support of thousands of organizations. You’ll also hear highlights about WIOA’s financial literacy focus and ETA’s work to provide assistance to the workforce system in offering financial literacy education to youth in 25 cities.

In addition, you’ll learn about the training tool developed with the youth initiative partners which teaches organizations how to assess their capability and integrate financial literacy into existing programs as well as other resources and tools.

Finally, the Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP) will offer a view of financial literacy from a disability perspective. ODEP will share their research and the national work they’ve done with American Job Centers on this topic.So, who’s ready to make the resolution to join us on January 14th for a brighter financial future?


Renee Browne, Workforce Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


George Barany, Director of Finance, America Saves

Christopher Button Ph.D., Supervisory Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability and Employment Policy

Michael Morris, JD, Executive Director, National Disability Institute

Jennifer Kemp, Unit Chief, Youth Policy and Performance, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration