Young Illinois Saves Leader Listening Session Video

March 22, 2012

In November, 2011 Young Illinois Saves was featured at the President’s Financial Capability Advisory Council Listening Session in Chicago.

The event at Michelle Clark High School was attended by more than 100 civic and educational leaders including Council Chairmen John Rogers, CEO of Ariel Investments and council member and Beth Kobliner, national financial journalist. These civic and educational leaders had the opportunity to see the peer based program that generates positive savings behavior led by Young Illinois Saves.

Below is video of teen leaders teaching others about saving at the event.

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