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The Great Piggy Bank Adventure
Junior Achievement and T. Rowe Price have partnered to develop a new web portal, www.moneyconfidentkids.com/JA, designed to serve as a go-to resource on financial education for parents, educators and students. The partnership was made possible through a grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation. Students as young as eight years old can learn financial terms and concepts by taking advantage of some of the sites activities, such as money-related crossword puzzles, word searches and quizzes. There is also a Money Glossary, designed to help teach kids key financial terms.

Build Your Future App
PwC US and Junior Achievement launched JA Build Your Future, an app designed to assist with financial planning as teens look towards post-secondary education and explore their desired careers. This educational resource aims to strengthen the message about the importance of prioritizing financial literacy in our education system while providing a newly developed tool that fits the lives of today’s students. The app is now available for downloading on mobile phones and tablets for both iOS and Android operating systems.

JA Student Center
The JA Student Center is an online resource for high school students.  Students and their parents can learn about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through interactive lessons, games and videos.
Explore Careers
Find a College
Pay for College
Manage Your Money
Plan a Business
Learn About Ethics

$ave USA
Have you ever wondered how to talk to or teach your kids about money matters such as budgeting?  The value of saving?  Or, the role insurance plays in providing financial security?  Now, more than ever, it is important that we give our children the guidance and information they need to be financially literate.  Junior Achievement $ave, USA parent lessons help you to discuss and learn about these and other important money-management issues with your kids. JA gratefully acknowledges The Allstate Foundation for its dedication to the development and implementation of these materials.
Deciding on a College (Elementary School)
Analyzing Tuition Costs (Middle School)
Analyzing Career Choices (High School)

Financial literacy statistics
JA introduces students to the importance of making wise financial choices.  Many of JA’s programs offer student the opportunity to explore the role that money plays in achieving personal goals throughout life. They develop planning, goal setting and thoughtful decision-making skills that will help them protect themselves from the unexpected financial pitfalls that plague so many adults. The following collections of statistics illustrate the importance of JA’s efforts to teach young people to be financially responsible adults.
Adults and Parents
Kids and Teens
Undergraduate and Graduate Students
American Families

Also read JA’s position papers on a number of topics including personal finance, teen ethics and workforce skills.

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Schwab Money Wise Guide for Parents
While experience is the best teacher, sometimes you can give real life a boost by making money concepts more fun and interesting for both you and your kids.  Visit Schwab Money Wise to see how you can get your child ready to manage their own finances.

Jump$tart
Jump$tart’s online Clearinghouse is the nation’s most comprehensive collection of financial education resources suitable for students in pre-kindergarten through college.  All of the resources listing in the Clearinghouse have been reviewed for appropriateness, based on the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education.

Practical Money Skills
To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. At practicalmoneyskills.com and whatsmyscore.org, consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

Colorado Department of Education
Visit the Colorado Department of Education’s financial literacy page for information and resources to support the academic achievement of all students in Colorado.

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