Growing Dollars and Sense for Teens

Where Teens Can Learn to Become Financially Empowered

Are you getting ready to open your first bank account, get a credit card, or make your first big purchase? Jumping into financial responsibility can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. Brooklyn Public Library offers various resources and a series of free workshops to help you get smart about your finances.

Teen Virtual Investing Club

Join one of the local teen virtual investment clubs to learn about investing. Under a TVIC Leader, you'll discuss stocks and help build a mock portfolio with a group of other teens. Meetings will be held biweekly.

Financial Workshops

Attend one or more of our stand-alone workshops geared towards helping teens understand money and budgeting. New workhops will be added periodically.

Videos on Finance

Watch videos from FINRA, other Smart Investing@your library grantees, and selected videos from BPL's Growing Dollar and $ense programs.

Financial Resource for Teens

Explore the world of money and finance on your own. Subjects include banking basics, smart shopping, credit & debit, and more.


Check out the Teen Virtual Investing Club Blog to see some of the things that TVICs did last year and what they are working on this year.

Interactive Games

Learn more about how to manage your money by playing these interactive and fun games.


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