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Community leader providing free financial literacy classes

Posted: 6:24 PM, Jan 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-26 18:24:07-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Doing your taxes, writing your resume and building credit are necessities for all us. These things aren't taught in most classrooms. Dozens of young adults in Buffalo are learning these lessons at a local church.

"They asked me to come in and teach them about soft skills, marketable skills, resume writing," said De'yron Tabb, a young community leader.

Tabb teaches classes weekly at the Lutheran Church on Brunswick street in Buffalo. This week's lesson was about saving money.

Financial Literacy

"Since I've started coming to the classes, I've learned everything about time and money management. From assets to liabilities to what you need to spend to what you should spend," said Savannah Smarr, a high school junior who's gone to every class.

And the best part? It's all free. All you have to do is show up.

"The number one thing I love doing is providing for my community," said Tabb.

And it could lead to job opportunities.

"We have two organizations that are partnering with us that have said once your students come out of your curriculum, you can have them fill out an application and we'll definitely consider them."

Classes are held weekly from 1:30-3pm on Sundays at the church. They run through March 22nd.