Free Financial Program Looking to Teach Young Women How to Handle Money


WHUR’s Taylor Thomas is spotlighting Capital Area Asset Builders or CAAB.  CAAB is looking for young women between the ages of 18 and 21 in the District of Columbia to participate in its Financial Rites of Passage Journey Program.  Selected young women will attend, six monthly financial workshops demonstrating a holistic approach to financial management.  The focus will deliver a financial rites of passage curriculum, which will wrap topics such as financial peer pressure, financial self-expression, and financial conflict resolution around understanding and executing new financial habits and practices.  Participants will also receive a $200.00 deposit into an insured bank or credit union account of their choice for involvement in the program and demonstrating healthy financial changes.   In addition to the aforementioned, CAAB will provide a transportation stipend for all participants throughout the six-month program.

Participants can learn more about the CAAB program by visiting their website at


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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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