Financial literacy is key to the development of healthy financial skills and habits in adolescents, and can reduce the dangers of accumulating debt, poor credit and barriers to housing and employment. In partnership with Banc of California, IHO has been providing an extraordinary opportunity for the youth at Rockwood Apartments to receive an education on how to improve their basic financial skills through a series of interactive workshops teaching the value of money management. The financial education program designed for young people culminated with a game of Financial Reality Jeopardy where “IHO Bucks” were earned for answering questions correctly to financial topics. Afterwards, participants were able to shop in the “IHO Store” for a variety of prizes. This exercise allowed the participants to apply what they learned like how to save money, make smart choices when shopping, financial planning for needs versus wants, budgeting, taxes, and more. Making financial education easy and fun helped our young residents learn on a more relevant level and take interest in a life of economic empowerment. At IHO, we believe that financial education can make a difference at any age. It can especially equip young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take charge of their own financial future, build a more secure future for themselves and their families and break the cycle of poverty.