Reports & Resources
The CFE Fund is working to grow Summer Jobs Connect to even more cities and counties across the country; these resources can help municipalities interested in embedding banking access and financial education into Summer Youth Employment Programs.
Reports & Resources
Summer Jobs Connect: Where Strong Financial Futures Begin Report
This report, Summer Jobs Connect: Where Strong Financial Futures Begin details the Summer Jobs Connect model and serves as a resource for local governments and their nonprofit partners who are looking to add financial empowerment strategies — banking access and financial education – into their Summer Youth Employment Programs.
Summer Jobs Connect Youth Account Priorities
These Summer Jobs Connect Youth Account Priorities outline the features that Summer Jobs Connect city partners prioritize in transactional accounts for participants. Key features include no required starting balance (the deposit requirement was suspended until the first paycheck); no monthly fees; and noncustodial accounts, accounts that are available for youth under 18 without requiring an adult “custodian” to cosign or guarantee the account.
Summer Jobs Connect: Connecting Youth to Developmental and Financial Goals Report
This Research Brief details SJC youth participants’ views on financial empowerment, as explored in focus groups across partner cities, and highlights how financial empowerment can support positive youth development (PYD) efforts. PYD describes ideal outcomes for youth, as well as the processes through which they achieve these outcomes.
The Five Key Financial Empowerment Touchpoints for Summer Youth Employment Program Integration
This infographic illustrates the key programmatic touchpoints—application, enrollment, orientation, payroll, and ongoing training—that SJC partners used to integrate financial empowerment strategies into their SYEPs..
Summer Jobs Connect: Building Sustainable Banking and Savings Programs in Summer Youth Employment Report
This three-report compendium details city partners’ strategies to provide banking access and targeted financial education through SYEPs, and how they are sustainably and systemically integrating these efforts. These reports highlight three distinct strategies that partner cities have used to refine and improve their programs during the second programmatic year. Brief One focuses on direct deposit and financial education efforts; Brief Two describes the use of incentives in SJC programs; and Brief Three details structural changes for sustainability.
More than a Job: Lesson from the First Year of Enhancing Municipal Summer Youth Employment Programs Through Financial Empowerment Report
This report details lessons learned from initial steps to integrate financial empowerment strategies into Summer Youth Employment Programs. Through developing and building new partnerships, taking advantage of important touchpoints throughout the program, and setting goals informed by youth capacities, SJC cities began to build a blueprint for a new national SYEP model.