Queens Defenders partnered with Investors Bank in October to offer a Financial Literacy Workshop for twelve Young Adult LeadersThe workshop provided important tools and information for the Young Adult Leaders including establishing savings and retirement accounts, responsible credit usage, savings for a home and the basics of obtaining a mortgage, and more.  


Jennifer L. Smith Community Development Officer at Investors Bank stated, ““Investors Bank is new to Forest Hills and we are excited to start a new partnership with Queens Defenders. Alex Russo, Maria Odysseos and I were so happy to join the workshop with Queens Defenders youths. The questions were insightful, and the conversation was inspiring. Thank you so much for letting us spend an afternoon with Queens Defenders! Happy Thanksgiving!” 


Young Adult Leaders received financial literacy training on the ways to properly manage their financial profile while working and in their personal lives. With the help of the Forest Hills Branch of Investors Bank, Queens Defenders tackled the ways our youth leaders can create a bank account, manage a 401K, and create an investment profile.  


Queens Defenders is dedicated to ensuring that our Young Adults Leaders are full prepared to enter adult hood with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to thrive. Investors Bank joins a growing list of Queens Defenders corporate supporters that are committed to our young people.  More financial literacy workshops are being planned for the coming months with Investors Bank.  If you or your company are interested in volunteering with Queens Defenders, please fill out this form here and a team member will get back to you.