Here's your free program to encourage youth to save.
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The FDIC has announced the second phase of its Youth Savings Pilot Program. It is with this pilot program in mind that we are offering the America Saves for Youth Savings Program below as a resource to be used in developing your youth savings program.

For more information, contact George Barany, America Saves Financial Education Director.
The America Saves Pledge
The core of the program is to encourage youth to save through the America Saves Pledge. Research shows that those with a savings plan with specific goals are nearly two times more likely to save successfully than those without a plan. 

You can use the pledge to help youth set a savings goal and make a savings plan. Youth will receive motivation and support to reach their goals from America Saves, and America Saves will provide you with a report of how many individuals you reached, their top savings goals, and how much they pledged to save - showing your impact. 
Encourage Youth to Pledge to Save. Your organization can help individuals to save by providing them with the opportunity to sign up as a Saver on your own website using the America Saves pledge form. Learn More
Emails and Text Messages. Once someone has completed your America Saves Pledge, they will receive emails and text messages based on their savings goals. To see a recent email click here. To learn more about the text messaging and see sample messages click here
Talking to Youth About Saving
Use the following materials to talk to youth about saving. Then, encourage them to take the America Saves Pledge. 

Sample Messaging targeted to young people to encourage them to use direct deposit and save automatically. Download.

Top Ten Findings From America Saves for Young Workers about spending and saving. Download.

America Saves Videos
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Resource Packets focused on youth. These packets include a sample blog, social media, and resources to share:
America Saves created an In-Depth Kit for High School Students that includes, talking points, a sample press release, sample letters for parents, radio spots, and more; it can also be used for America Saves Week. Download the kit.

Share success stories from young savers themselves with Tips for Teens by Teens. Download.
Join America Saves Week

America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to encourage individuals to open or add to wealth building accounts and to save automatically. Typically thousands of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people. Learn More.
We'd love to know if you are using this program. Send us your name and organization name to let us know.

For more information, contact George Barany.
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