Equipping youth with the power of financial knowledge
SSE’s Invest in Yourself - Exploring Money and Self-Emplyment is designed to assist youth in helping them become more financially independent, applying entrepreneurship and broadening the scope of employment opportunities by utilising their unique skills.
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Unemployment and the lack of financial independence remains an issue amongst youth. Additionally, post COVID-19 disruptions we are seeing youth well being at increased risk. Stress and uncertainties in their direct environment continue to challenge their resilience and independence.
It has become increasingly important to improve self-agency of youth in finding meaningful employment – regardless of location or background – and strengthening their financial independence.
To support youth well being and development, SSE has designed ‘Invest in Yourself - Exploring Money and Self-Employment' to assist youth in developing their financial independence and broadening their scope of employment opportunities. We do this by helping them understand how they can use their unique skills to create meaningful employment opportunities through alternative career paths such as side hustles, freelancing and using remote working as an opportunity to overcome any challenges of being in remote locations, with a focus on part-time or full-time employment.
This program helps youth on to a path towards financial independence, teaches them about entrepreneurship and empowers them to use their unique skill sets in innovative ways to find meaningful employment. Through the program, youth increase their confidence in, and knowledge of finance, and learn about freelance work, creating a side-hustle and other income possibilities.
The Invest in Yourself Program is designed to increase young peoples’ self-agency, ability to pursue financial independence and ability to confidently adapt to change.