TRIAD Americorps Overview
Training, Resources and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) Service AmeriCorps is an inclusive service program through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service.
TRIAD Service AmeriCorps focuses on providing support for economically disadvantage adults with disabilities through financial literacy education. TRIAD Service AmeriCorps members serve the community in South Central and South East Mississippi with an emphasis in Forrest, Lamar, and Marion Counties.
TRIAD Service AmeriCorps Program strives to leave the adults with disabilities that they help:
- To demonstrate increased financial knowledge
- Show an enhanced financial stability
- Improve their financial health and well-being
This year, 33 young people with and without disabilities will serve the community through TRIAD Service AmeriCorps. The members will participate in different financial training activities that help teach others how to be financially responsible and manage money independently. Training activities will include:
- How to open a bank account
- Creating a budget
- Setting up a savings account
- Other healthy money managing habits
Training, Resources, and Information for the Advancement of Disability (TRIAD) Service AmeriCorps, a program of the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, is funded through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service.