Strategies for Attaining Financial Empowerment ($.A.F.E.) strives to build self-efficacy within communities by providing the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to promote financial stability. The program is committed to empowering individuals and raising communities out of poverty through financial literacy.
The Need for Financial Literacy:
An estimated 31 percent of all Ohio households are not considered financially self-sufficient, even though the majority of these families are employed. Poor wages, the increasing cost of gasoline, utilities, groceries, and the lack of knowledge in household financial management, all demonstrate the importance of financial literacy. Financial literacy education and awareness is essential in creating financial stability. The $.A.F.E. program is dedicated to helping these individuals gain financial freedom.
People Struggling in Ohio Financially*
*These statistics are an estimate of 200% of the poverty threshold and below, reported by the U.S. Census Bureau from the American Community Survey 2008.