One promising opportunity for teaching young people about financial capability occurs when
they are participating in programs that provide youth training and employment. Nearly 20
million youth were employed in July 2013 alone, 2 so youth employment programs offered in
local communities represent a potentially powerful delivery mechanism for financial capability services. In recognition of this, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with its federal agency partners on the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, convened a roundtable of national and local leaders on November 6, 2013 to discuss current efforts to help youth build financial capability through employment programs. This document provides an overview of lessons drawn from that meeting for increasing the financial capability of young people through youth employment programs.