The Financial Literacy program equips clients with the money management skills they need for long-term financial wellbeing and stability. The curriculum focuses on the importance of saving and budgeting while emphasizing the risks of debt and credit.
The curriculum explores budgeting, savings, debt, interest, investing, and giving, as well as job readiness, over six to eight weeks. Students build strong money habits that they begin to apply immediately and reduce their risk of mistakes that lead to disastrous money struggles.
The Financial Literacy course teaches personal finance and life skills to Grace Center clients, as well as those who are working to reenter society and/or the labor force through local sober-living houses, recovery programs, and community groups. Current and past partners include Broadway House, Destiny Recovery Center, Naomi House, Outcasts Under Transformation, and the Chickasaw Nation Reentry Program.
The Grace Center's Financial Literacy program receives financial and technical support from national nonprofit ProLiteracy through the support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Upcoming course for the public (age 18 and up):
The Grace Center will teach its money management course to adults (ages 18 and older) at the Grace Center for 6-weeks starting on Thursday, Sept. 9.
The course will be held each following Thursday until Oct. 14. The class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grace Center, 11 A St. NW. Participants who complete all six weeks of the course will be eligible for additional bill assistance from the Grace Resource Center up to $200. There is no cost to take the course.
To enroll or learn more about the course, call the Grace Center at 580-223-2027. The class is limited to 8 students.
To learn more about the program, please contact:
Connie Applegate, financial literacy coordinator
A group of Financial Literacy Program graduates pose for a celebratory photo on their final class.