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; firstname.lastname@example.org.