Workforce Development & Financial Literacy
Building Native Communities Financial Skills Class
Since February 2009, Hunkpati Investments’ Building Native Communities financial skills class has helped hundreds of individuals develop effective strategies for budgeting income, establishing credit, and utilizing services provided by banks and other private lenders. The class, which is offered both as a full day seminar and a six week course, not only equips community members with important financial skills, but also builds a foundation for accessing credit, avoiding predatory lending, and pursuing entrepreneurship. Building Native Communities stresses the importance of building community assets through buying locally and keeping money in the community.
Youth Workforce Development
Hunkpati Investments’ Youth Workforce Development program is a highly practical course equipping high school age youth with the skills they need to start taking on more responsibility. The six session curriculum blends lectures and hands-on projects to assist youth in developing skills in financial management, budgeting, job applications, interviewing, and workplace expectations.