Children as young as five should start learning about money management. It starts with a piggy bank, setting aside change for a rainy day. It’s a way to instill a skillset in youth that will benefit them as adults.
That’s why during summer camp at the Club, we implemented a program called Financial Literacy through the Junior Achievement organization. During this five-lesson curriculum, three different age groups discover how to understand & respect money.
Amanda Montes, BGCCW Academic Outreach Coordinator, shared her excitement for the program. “It’s always encouraging to see kids take an interest in money management and careers. If we can instill these skills early, they are better set for success in their futures.”
Upon completion of the program, businesses from around the community set up stations for our Financial Literacy Carnival. During this fun-filled interactive game-day, kids are exposed to jobs, entrepreneurship, and being a consumer. “The games at the carnival are based around concepts like wants & needs, saving money, and coin recognition,” elaborated Amanda Montes.