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As a prerequisite to the Financial Mentoring Program, clients must attend a Britepaths-sponsored Financial Counseling Clinic or Budget Class. Social Workers are asked to submit a referral. Our staff will track the referral. Once the client has attended a class or clinic and expressed interest in further assistance in developing budgeting skills, Britepaths will match the client with a mentor.
We ask that mentors and clients commit to meeting twice a month for a one-hour session. Ideally, the counseling will last for six months or longer. We match mentors and clients with similar work schedules and living/working locations. Mentors usually have had a reasonable success with their personal finances, a desire to teach clients new skills without being condescending, but with patience and a sense of humor. Training is provided to volunteers and on-going support is provided to both volunteers and clients who are being mentored.
Contact: Marcelle Miles, Financial Literacy Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.273.8829 x333.