MyPath is a national nonprofit focused on paving economic pathways for low-income youth. MyPath helps cities and nonprofits “bake” banking, saving and credit-building pathways directly into existing youth employment programs to build local economic pathways. Our models leverage this teachable moment at the beginning of their financial lives to set the foundation for upward mobility, ultimately transforming their income into financial and personal growth. When we do this, we cultivate a stronger, more sustainable economy for generations to come.
Engineering Effective Models: We design, test and scale models that support cities, youth employment programs and financial institutions to build economic pathways for youth. Our engineering process is rooted in our values of youth participation, the power of human relationships and technology, and ongoing data collection.
Sharing What Works: Once proof of concept is established, MyPath shares best practices and evidence-based models through training and technical assistance to support the adoption of our approaches in communities. We support financial institutions to adapt their products for youth, and we support cities and nonprofits to integrate banking, goal-setting, saving and credit-building into their youth employment systems. We also disseminate our findings and lessons through White Papers and national conferences.
Advancing Policy Change: MyPath engages youth and other stakeholders to advance policy and systems-level changes that will improve economic opportunities and financial pathways for low-income youth. For example, we advocate for regulatory changes to increase youth access to financial services and local policy changes to expand youth economic opportunity.
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Our Technical Assistance Services help clients build financial capability pathways which are embedded in local youth workforce systems, as well as provide comprehensive tools to measure their effectiveness and impact.
MyPath Savings engages young people in banking and saving, transforming their first paychecks into an economic mobility pathway.
MyPath Credit engages young adults in saving and credit-building, transforming their ability to access jobs, housing and quality loans.
Our Youth Advocacy work engages San Francisco/Bay area young people in visible leadership roles in local, state and national efforts to improve access to quality financial services and opportunities, as well as engages youth in the design and testing of new MyPath curriculae, including both in-person and online activities.