Palm Bay Promotes National DollarWise Month
By Space Coast Daily // April 4, 2014
This year’s theme is 'DollarWise: Planning for the future'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — In an effort to draw attention to financial literacy and responsibility, the mayor and council will proclaim the month of April as DollarWise Month.
It is part of a national annual campaign where mayors from around the country promote “DollarWise: Mayors for Financial Literacy.” This year’s theme is “DollarWise: Planning for the future.” Mayor William Capote will read a special proclamation in support of the campaign at Thursday’s city council meeting. “No matter where we are as people, we can begin working toward a more secure financial future,” Mayor Capote said.
CITY TO WORK WITH MANY LOCAL PARTNERS
During DollarWise Month, city will work with local partners such as CareerSource Brevard and the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce to launch the city’s first summer youth employment programed called Juniors to Jobs.
Through this campaign as many as 30 incoming high school seniors will obtain summer employment through a sponsoring business that will hire them for 25 hours per week for 5 weeks. Program participants will not only receive paid internships, they will also learn important job skills, work ethics, responsible financial management, responsbility and dependability.
“Our community offers a great deal of resources to help make people’s hopes and dreams possible—owning a home, educating our children, going to college, and building stable families,” Mayor Capote added. “Improved financial literacy will result in a higher standard of living and more stable communities.”
DollarWise Month is an effort led by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.