The earlier students learn how to manage money, the greater their chances of lifelong financial success.
According to a study by the JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only 26% of 13-21 year-olds said their parents taught them how to manage money. This gap is not being addressed by schools, as many don’t have the resources to offer classes in financial literacy. JA has designed the More than Money program to address this challenge. With the assistance of volunteers from the local business community, the program teaches elementary students about earning, spending, and saving money.
Like other JA programs, More than Money is student-centred and skills-focused. This program consists of approximately four one-hour lessons.