Kiana Morales got her Financial Counselor certification two weeks ago. She has worked hard and held multiple financial capability workshops with middle school girls in Santa Cruz County.
"Getting certified in financial counseling has broadened my knowledge and will help develop more in depth workshops for the middle school girls," said Kiana. "The middle school students that I have had workshops with really enjoyed them and even said they would attend more if they were available."
Kiana is one of the first Youth Financial Capability Interns at Santa Cruz Community Ventures. An effort to increase financial knowledge, skills, and access for youth in our community. In her role she has developed and launched a middle school peer curriculum in the Pajaro Valley.
Santa Cruz Community Ventures is the nonprofit affiliate of the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union