Financial Literacy

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Get FinLit Help: Free Financial Counseling · Basic Budgeting · Financial Mentoring · Financial Empowerment Center at South County
Give FinLit Help: Be a Volunteer · Bring FinLit to Your Organization
Additional Resources: Workforce Development · Network Up · Budget Bean Game
COVID Response: 

Due to COVID-19, all one-on-one counseling and coaching sessions will be done virtually until further notice. Contact the Financial Empowerment Center at or 703.704.6101 to arrange for a telephone/internet meeting. Many other free virtual personal finance, job search services, classes and more available. Click Here for more information. 

For Financial Literacy Volunteers: All new volunteer training sessions and financial literacy roundtables will be postponed to a later date. The FinLit Volunteer page will be updated as the situation progresses. 

NOVA Housing Expo: Get free and confidential virtual Financial Counseling from Britepaths volunteers via the virtual Northern Virginia Housing Expo. Click Here to Register. Click Here for more Expo Resources, available throughout 2021.

Working families who are struggling to make ends meet need strong budgeting tools to make every dollar they have work for them. Britepaths' Financial Literacy Program provided mentoring, financial counseling or budgeting classes to 2,060 Northern Virginia residents in 2019. The Program is volunteer-driven, and has demonstrated an 80% success rate in increasing clients’ financial stability.

Our Financial Literacy services seek to provide clients with the knowledge they need to gain control of their finances and begin saving for the future. Our six-month Financial Mentoring program, financial counseling and budgeting classes help demystify the process of creating and adhering to a budget, using credit wisely and building savings. Britepaths provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and families to access these services to allow them to fit classes or mentoring into their demanding schedules.

The Program is made possible because of the work and dedication of a strong team of volunteers who serve as mentors, financial counselors and class instructors. Our classes can be brought to your organization or business and tailored to the needs of class participants.

Contact: Marcelle Miles, Financial Literacy Program Director, or 703.273.8829 x333

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