Since 2006, April has been National Financial Literacy Month. It was created to “raise public awareness about the importance of financial education in the United States and the serious consequences associated with a lack of understanding about personal finances.”
Get in on the financially fit fun! There are plenty of ways to get involved:
- Credit unions and banks can get in on the fun by sponsoring savings contests for local schools.
- Teachers, hold a game day for students where they tackle budgets for things like prom or a new car.
Make sure your company or classroom participates in this Financial Literacy Month. There are tons of online resources to help you celebrate:
- The Financial Educator’s Council offers a handy guide and free resources for planning FLM events.
- Jump$tart.org has a short list of FLM events and a media kit.
- At FinancialLiteracyMonth.com, you can take an FLM pledge and download activities and ebooks.
Don’t forget that we have a lot of great resources here at Brass! The Student Program is intended to help high school students learn about money through experiential activities and lesson plans. These can be easily incorporated into any teacher’s lessons.