Opportunity Passport™

Program Overview

Opportunity Passportis a financial education and matched savings program that helps Maine youth develop a general understanding of personal finances and goal setting.

After determination of eligibility and training, youth open a bank account at a financial institution of their choice.  Money saved by enrolled youth is matched, dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per year, toward the purchase of specific assets.

Hundreds of Maine youth who are currently or formerly in foster care have benefited from Opportunity Passport™ which is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, and private funders. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible youth must be referred to upcoming Opportunity Passport training. Complete this form to refer a youth to the JMG Opportunity Passport Financial Literacy Training.

Eligible youth meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 14 but younger than 26 years old
  • Be currently in foster care, or was in foster care for at least one day since turning 14
  • Have access to the internet as training is currently 100% virtual

Training Information

Here are the details about upcoming training sessions.  All trainings are 4:00pm - 5:30pm. You must attend sessions 1 and 2 of the Opportunity Passport training within 30 days of each other. Youth who participate in both sessions earn a one-time $100 stipend. Part 1 must be completed before attending a Part 2 session.

Training dates are released quarterly. Please refer to the training calendar below for all upcoming sessions.  Opportunity Passport training is 100% virtual. Review the online training requirements.   

For More Information

Contact JMG's Opportunity Passport Team: Kara Boone: [email protected] or Debbie Bechard: [email protected]