"For Boston’s youth to prosper, we must provide them with opportunities to learn, work and equally as important, to save. To fully capitalize on the learning and employment opportunities we help establish for them, we must be certain that at the same time, we teach them the importance of saving a dollar; the value of a bank or credit union account; the long-term significance of making sound financial decisions; the language of money. We need to put financial knowledge, and empowerment, in their DNA at the very earliest age. Otherwise, the significance of youth employment diminishes."

John Hope Bryant and Michael Flaherty, Boston

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