MSUFCU partners with MYOI to host Community Awareness and Prevention Event

What:   MSU Federal Credit Union is pleased to partner with the Ingham County Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) in hosting a Community Awareness and Prevention Event on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is a donation of a new standard-sized pillow, pillow case, or $10 at the door.

Who:    John Borgstedt, a motivational speaker on topics of abuse and neglect will be featured as the keynote speaker, addressing the topics of abuse and neglect, as the event coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Where:  Eagle Eye Banquet Center, 15500 Chandler Road, Bath, MI 48808

When:   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Details:  MYOI is a program that works to ensure that young people in foster care have successful outcomes in housing, education, employment, community engagement, and health. The program offers an Individual Development Account (IDA), where participants are required to save money for these outcomes every month. The organization matches funds, dollar-to-dollar, up to $1,000 per year for a youth to purchase an asset, such as renting their first apartment, buying a car, funding education, and more.

MSUFCU has partnered with MYOI by providing these IDAs to youths and offering financial literacy trainings to help those in the foster care system build their financial competencies. In sponsoring the Community Awareness and Prevention Event, MSUFCU aims to encourage the community to get involved with the program and aid in the efforts to enable MYOI’s youth to achieve their financial goals.

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