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.
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
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.
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