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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.
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 $ave, USA parent lessons help you to discuss and learn about these and other important money-management issues with your kids. JA gratefully acknowledges The Allstate Foundation for its dedication to the development and implementation of these materials.
Financial literacy statistics
JA introduces students to the importance of making wise financial choices. Many of JA’s programs offer student the opportunity to explore the role that money plays in achieving personal goals throughout life. They develop planning, goal setting and thoughtful decision-making skills that will help them protect themselves from the unexpected financial pitfalls that plague so many adults. The following collections of statistics illustrate the importance of JA’s efforts to teach young people to be financially responsible adults.
Also read JA’s position papers on a number of topics including personal finance, teen ethics and workforce skills.
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Schwab Money Wise Guide for Parents
While experience is the best teacher, sometimes you can give real life a boost by making money concepts more fun and interesting for both you and your kids. Visit Schwab Money Wise to see how you can get your child ready to manage their own finances.
Jump$tart’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.
More than 5,385 participants from more than 100 companies hit the lanes to help Junior Achievement (JA) provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to local students. The 30th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Pinnacol Assurance, raised a record … Continue reading
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 to 10, 2013. Junior Achievement would like to thank all of the wonderful teachers who welcome JA volunteers into their classrooms. We appreciate you!
It was freshman year and our economics class entered to a Junior Achievement volunteer ready to teach us about business ethics. Honestly, as 14 year old freshmen, we didn’t think business ethics to be terribly applicable to our everyday lives, … Continue reading