Financial literacy is an important topic that unfortunately has been too often overlooked. With many Americans living paycheck to paycheck and underestimating the implications of credit card debt, it is critical for young people to gain an understanding of money management before adulthood.
At Learning ZoneXpress, we care about the financial well-being of our youth. We offer several excellent resources on financial literacy including DVDs, lesson plans, posters, handouts and games which can all help supplement your financial education curriculum. For example, Cash, Credit and Your Future is a best-selling DVD by Learning ZoneXpress that offers a wealth of information on the basics of credit and debit cards, understanding paychecks and how to manage money.
Ironically, the cost of implementing or supplementing a financial literacy curriculum can be prohibitive for some schools. That is why the Discover card company has come up with a program to empower schools with the resources they need to teach these important skills to their students.
Pathway to Financial Success is a financial education initiative started by Discover. Their goal is to help students understand personal finance by the time they graduate high school. Discover has underwritten curriculum which was developed by The Council of Economic Education and meets national standards. They are also issuing 10 million dollars in grants to schools across the nation that desire to implement or expand financial education programs.
When you visit pathwaytofinancialsuccess.org, you will have the opportunity to download free lesson plans for grades 4-5, middle school or high school, and you will be able to apply for a grant for your school. Please take a few moments to explore their website and to visit learningzonexpress.com for a variety of financial literacy tools that may be just what you need to vamp up your financial literacy program. Together we can help America’s youth become successful and financially responsible adults.