FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH
Since 2003, organizations throughout the United States have come together to share the positive impact of financial education. Check out this story from the MoneyFit blog that highlights the history and purpose of Financial Literacy Month over the past 19 years.
NBA STAR TEACHES KIDS TO SAVE
Throughout the month of March, second graders in the Adams 12 Five Star School District had fun learning about saving and sportsmanship from former NBA star Ervin Johnson of the Denver Nuggets Ambassadors. The programs featured Johnson reading the Bizzy Whiz Books picture book If I Have a Penny. Johnson also encouraged students to follow eight tips for success he has developed from his life and basketball experiences. Overall, Johnson visited 19 schools and reached approximately 1500 students.
These programs kicked off a new financial literacy unit at Adams 12 featuring Bizzy Whiz learning materials and industry speakers. The program is seeking speakers for the spring on banking, as well as on farming and small food enterprises such as food trucks. Additionally, the program seeks to raise funding to supply a book to every Adams 12 second grader. For more information, contact Wendy Boortz, President, Bizzy Whiz Books at 303-219-0001; email@example.com.
JA FREE ENTERPRISE CENTER TO OPEN IN 2023
Imagine a generation where young people, no matter their background, know how to budget, save, and invest. A generation that is armed with the self-determination, confidence, and understanding to take control of their financial futures and their careers. A generation that no longer wonders what they are going to do as adults, but instead asks, “what kind of innovator do I want to be?” The JA Free Enterprise Center will house two state-of-the-art learning labs, the JA Dream Accelerator® and JA Finance Park.® Together, they will fuse the physical and digital worlds to deliver innovative, real-world, and inspirational learning experiences in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness. The JA Finance Park facility is scheduled to open in spring of 2023 and following in September of 2023 JA Dream Accelerator.
To learn more and take a virtual tour of the facility follow this link.