Royal’s Financial Education team has recently formed partnerships with three different organizations in the metro, allowing us to share financial education and monetary support to benefit their programming for youth. These programs work to empower and support participants from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds. In total, we have donated $8,000 to support these three organizations. We are proud to share with you here the details of these impactful partnerships.
Tree Trust is a nonprofit landscape service job training program in St. Paul that offers youth ages 14-24 the chance to gain work experience, boost their self-confidence, and learn practical job skills to help reshape their lives. The participants are training for a career that will help them become self-sufficient. Revenue generated by landscape services directly supports Tree Trust’s youth employment training and community forestry programs. We are sharing financial education on an ongoing basis with a small group of students, with the likelihood of expanding outreach to additional groups within Tree Trust.
Cookie Cart is a nonprofit bakery located in North Minneapolis and St. Paul. Cookie Cart gives teens the opportunity to develop foundational skills and tools to be successful in education and career by combining hands-on work experience, classroom work readiness curriculum, customer service education, leadership training, and financial literacy classes. Royal team members are teaching virtual financial literacy lessons to the students in this program. We presented out first lesson in October to a group of 25 highly engaged youth.
College Possible is an organization based in St. Paul that works to empower students from underserved backgrounds to become college graduates and show them that college is possible for everyone. Students are coached and mentored by recent college graduates serving as AmeriCorps members. We will be providing financial education to the Americorps interns during their annual retreat in February.