Opportunity Passport™ is a 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.
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 was in foster care for at least one day since turning 14
- Have access to the internet as training is currently 100% virtual
Here are the details about upcoming training sessions. All trainings are 4:00pm - 5:30pm. You must attend sessions 1 and 2 of the Opportunity Passport training within 30 days of each other. Youth who participate in both sessions earn a one-time $100 stipend. Part 1 must be completed before attending a Part 2 session.
Training dates are released quarterly. Please refer to the training calendar below for all upcoming sessions. Opportunity Passport training is 100% virtual. Review the online training requirements.
For More Information