Are you satisfied with the personal financial education your children are receiving in their schools?
Our partner, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® defines financial literacy as:
“… the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial security.”
These and similar definitions from other sources emphasize that financial literacy goes beyond the mere knowledge of facts and figures: It is the ability to use that knowledge to manage financial resources.
It’s active and dynamic, evolving based on context, experience, the results of prior choices, and our goals, including the goals of our families, our communities, and the world we inhabit.
So… Are you satisfied with the personal financial education your children are receiving in their schools?
That’s a question I will be exploring this week as we head into the 2nd annual @FirstRoot conference on Participatory Budgeting, a truly magical approach to project-based learning that helps teach critical aspects of #financialliteracy, #civics, and #designthinking.
Join us May 6/7, online – OR – in-person. Learn more and register here: www.firstroot.co/conference.