Who We Serve

The Babson Financial Literacy Project

 Financial Knowledge for a Brighter Future

Who We Serve

The BFLP aims to fill the financial literacy gap for young adults. Our program supports young adults through workshops delivered at colleges, community colleges, high schools, social services organizations, and companies. We provide trainers to lead workshops or run train-the-trainer workshops so delivery partners can run their own workshops.

Many college students lack the financial skills necessary to manage their money wisely. They often overspend and mismanage debt such as credit cards and student loans. The BFLP offers a turnkey financial literacy program that helps college students overcome these challenges and become better prepared for their financial futures. In schools from Massachusetts to California, we are helping staff build engaging and interactive programs that teach and motivate students with diverse learning styles. We also help schools achieve and measure impact. 

“Make a budget. The information is vital!”

– Golden West Community College student 

 “I will make sure I pay off my credit card bill in full always!”

– Wellesley College Student 

“Pay close attention to the fees when choosing your bank.”

– Glendale College student

Most high school students have limited financial literacy education prior to college. They are on  the cusp of living on their own and making important financial decisions that will impact their futures. The BFLP college-and life-readiness workshops are offered to juniors and seniors so they will be better equipped to manage their financial futures. Our program is available to both public and private high schools. 

The BFLP summer workshop series offers students the opportunity to build financial skills and learn as part of a small group outside of the classroom. The workshops help students avoid common money mistakes such as taking on too much debt and overspending. 

Social services organizations create opportunities to reach young adults who are not in a higher-education community. There are many national and local organizations that provide programming to underserved teens and young adults who would greatly benefit from financial knowledge and skills to build a brighter future. 

“BFLP is great! Their workshops help us understand money topics and make better choices. They are a real asset to our community."

– Elizabeth C., Boston Public Library Reference Librarian 

“I finally understand my credit card bill and can do something about it.”

– City Year Participant 

Financial wellness is a growing focus area for companies. Many understand the link between financial stability and job performance and are turning to financial literacy programs to help employees become responsible borrowers and savers. Forty-five percent of young adults ages 18-29 report that financial stress affects their ability to do their jobs. 

The BFLP offers a customizable program that companies can use with interns and employees to improve productivity for young adults.