Connecticut Association for Human Services

Youth Money School

The Youth Money School (YMS) offers free financial education for teens and young adults between the ages of 16 -24.

The success of the adult CMS program led to the creation of the Youth Money School (YMS) in 2012 serving 16-24 year olds. YMS has reached over 3,000 students since 2013. CAHS has facilitated workshops at schools, community organizations, and after school programs. Each year we broaden our scope and acquire new partners around the state.

Each workshop provides well-researched and detailed information about money values, budgeting, credit (building and managing), developing healthy banking relationships, investing in yourself, homeownership, and much more. 

Once students complete the full YMS series of workshops. Student receive their YMS certificates. Look at some of our recent grads!


Workshop Menu

Value of Money and SMART Goals:

 Identifying the relationship between values/beliefs, decisions and actions; and How to Identify and Accomplish Your Goals  

Making Money Work for You (Budgeting):

 How to Create and Maintain a Budget that Works

Healthy Banking:

 How to Open and Maintain a Healthy Banking Relationship

The ABCs of Credit and Borrowing Basics:

 Everything you need to know about applying for Credit & Loans

Youth Workshop Menu (PDF)


Volunteers Needed

Your support is what drives our success! No matter where you are located in the state, you can volunteer and lead participants to be financially literate. Money is a universal language which allows us to accept people of all backgrounds and professions. Sign-up and help end cycles of poverty!

Volunteer Application


Contact Us

        To learn more about bringing the Youth Money School to your school or organization please contact

                       Amanda Onochie @ 860-951-2212 ex. 268 or email at

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