In collaboration with the Brown Boi Project, the GSA Financial Wellness Program, Trans | Trust | Funds (TTF), is an opportunity to empower trans youth to establish a sustainable financial wellness practice. The program offers a financial opportunity for youth to invest in themselves while gathering the tools for financial wellness and personal liberation. Over the course of this 6-month program, we’ll focus on unpacking the messages we received about money from parents, caregivers, the media, etc., and develop strategies for creating our ideal financial lives. This workshop series will cover a variety of topics including: spending plans, getting the most out of your savings, investing in the future, establishing and building credit, and many more! By the end of the program, participants will have the tools they need to overcome financial challenges and adversity as well as the ability to create a pathway for future success. Participants will receive a $600 stipend for contributing to the group as well as an additional, optional opportunity to reinvest some of that money in TTF’s lending circle!
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Meet your facilitators!
Teré Fowler Chapman (they/he) is a black trans cultural worker, writer, and educator. He has over 10+ years of experience supporting organizations and artists in reaching their fullest potential while also sustaining his creative practice. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in creative writing and is currently in grad school to become a therapist. At Brown Boi, he feels grateful to support artists in their journey to financial liberation. Website: maroonwork.com | Photo Credit: Zach Oren.
Yozantli Lagunas Guerrero (they/el): Yozantli is a 25-year-old Latinx organizer, scholar, and pug-enthusiast. Originally from Palmdale, they are a nonbinary/trans queer fat Xicanx currently living in Sacramento, California. Yozantli joined TRUTH as a member in 2015 and found it an affirming space for them to be surrounded by other trans/GNC leaders. After high school, Yozantli attended Sacramento State University. They graduated in Fall 2018 with a B.A. in History and Political Science as well as a minor in Chicanx/Latinx studies. Yozantli joined GSA Network in February of 2019 as the National Trans Youth Justice Organizer to lead GJLP’s TRUTH Program and guide trans and GNC youth on their journey.