Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2009
    This description of Lily Lapenna's work was prepared when Lily Lapenna was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
    Lily Lapenna created the first independent peer led youth banking program approved by the national banking regulatory body (Financial Services Authority—FSA) in England. In doing so, Lily is developing the next generation of financially literate and entrepreneurial citizens. In less than three years MyBnk has reached 20,000 young people across 57 partnering organizations.
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