Opportunity Passport™

Program Overview

Opportunity Passport™ is an important financial education and matched savings program that helps Maine youth develop a general understanding of personal finances and goal setting.

After determination of eligibility and training, youth open a bank account at a financial institution of their choice.  Money saved by enrolled youth is matched, dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per year, toward the purchase of specific assets.

Hundreds of Maine youth who are currently or formerly in foster care have benefited from Opportunity Passport™ which is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, and private funders. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible youth must be referred to upcoming Opportunity Passport training.  Complete this form to refer a youth to the JMG Opportunity Passport Financial Literacy Training.

Eligible youth meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 14 but younger than 26 years old
  • Be currently in foster care, or you were in foster care for at least one day since turning 14
  • Have access to the internet as training is currently 100% virtual

Training Information

Here is the schedule for upcoming training sessions.  You must attend sessions 1 and 2 of the Opportunity Passport training within 30 days of each other.

Opportunity Passport training is 100% virtual. Review the online training requirements. 

For More Information

Contact JMG's Opportunity Passport Team: Kara Boone: [email protected] or Debbie Bechard: [email protected]