With schools opening across the country, here’s the latest news on what’s happening with financial literacy:
Gooding, a rock and roll band, is touring US high schools to spread their message of financial literacy (Parade):
The band, which also includes Jesse Rich on drums and Billy Driver on bass, created Funding the Future, a nonprofit that delivers a message of financial literacy through an engaging music-focused presentation. They’ve been putting on their shows at high schools across the country.
I stumbled upon this Complaint Database on the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) website and thought it would make a great activity for students while also increasing their “street smarts” regarding common complaints with financial service firms.
Tracking recent personal finance activity at high schools across America:
Bucks County (PA) high schools teaming up with Philly Fed (Bucks County Courier):Students in Chuck Deal’s personal finance class at Neshaminy High School will end the year knowing how to protect themselves from identity theft, create a budget and keep from getting taken for a ride when they buy their first car. Those topics, and more, are part of a popular personal finance course that draws some of its programming from one of the largest financial institutions in the country: the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Junior Achievement put on a full-day financial literacy workshop for Central York (PA) High School students (York Daily Record):
“I think this should have been in the school a long time ago. Financial literacy is way more important than algebra, to be honest,” added senior Jennifer Urena, 18. “I don’t see myself using pre-calc or algebra, but if we need to learn about how loans work, and debt and all that, we don’t learn it.”
Students at Weymouth High School (MA) faced their financial futures at a recent workshop (Patriot Ledger):