Financial Literacy, Aptitude, and Empowerment
Financial Aptitude Training, or FiAT, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to education in areas of fiscal responsibility and entrepreneurship to help restore financial independence in our community. It all started with an idea, initially as a community outreach program of LFS Asset Management: in July of 2014, FiAT (previously “Pay It Forward Bay Area”) partnered with Junior Achievement and hosted its first Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Summer Camp program for youth. The program was supported by donations from parents, local business owners, and the local clergy, with LFS as the primary benefactor. This idea has since turned into a vision, which now has led to a plan to expand its reach to include working adults.
The program is offered at no charge and includes the underserved youth in the community.