118,000 Reasons to Make Financial Literacy a Priority

Too many students are graduating high school without an understanding of credit cards, budgeting, student loans, taxes, and more. As they begin to work, many are not investing, which can hinder their life goals. Meanwhile, credit card debt in the United States is currently at its highest point ever. As technology has made it easier than ever before to purchase goods and services instantly and on-demand, it’s crucial we set our kids up for success.

“Financial education must be introduced early in childhood and reinforced throughout one’s life,”  said Cassen LaBounty, Managing Director and Head of Direct Contact Center at TIAA. “We are thrilled to work with JA to help Denver youth begin to build the financial knowledge they need – knowledge that will serve as a foundation of success for years to come.”

Join the mission to improve financial knowledge for our community’s kids! Through our dedicated network of volunteers, Junior Achievement’s goal this year is to provide financial education to 118,000 students in Colorado and Wyoming classrooms. Take the pledge to show your support today!

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What Financial Literacy Looks Like

Watch the interview with Shelly-Ann Eweka, Director, Central Advice at TIAA, Mike MacDonnell, Chief Learning Officer at Junior Achievement, and Meg Chapman, Senior Manager of Program Volunteers and Curriculum at Junior Achievement.


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