Trombley Associates Offers Financial Classes for Teen Parents
SPRINGFIELD — Open Pantry’s Teen Parent Program and Trombley Associates are excited to announce a partnership that includes monthly financial-planning sessions for teen parents. These sessions will go over various topics, such as the necessity of a bank account, how to budget, the importance of savings, and the need for financial stability.
“I have been looking for a community-service opportunity that mixes my love of financial planning with the younger generation,” said Barbara Trombley of Trombley Associates. “As a parent of three teenagers, I know how tough it is to ensure that they have a solid financial foundation. Hopefully I can make a difference at Open Pantry with the young women that are in need of basic financial literacy as they struggle to make ends meet for themselves and their children.”
This partnership will begin on Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m., and will complement other Teen Parent Program programs, such as parenting and life-skills class, stress-relief workshops, play pals, and birthday wishes.
The Teen Parent Program is a residential program for teenage parents and their children who are pregnant and/or parenting and in need of a safe place to live. Open Pantry has been operating this program since 1995. The program is funded by the state Department of Children and Families.