Financial Savvy Curriculum For School Age Children
Morrisville, NC 8/26/19
Financial literacy is the understanding of various financial aspects including earning, managing, and investing money. According to a 2015 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), teaching financial skills to kids before they enter college or the workforce is crucial to helping them grow into adults who can achieve financial security and success.
However, trends in the U.S. show that financial literacy among individuals is declining, with only 37% of respondents answering correctly 5 questions posed by FINRA on the topic.
“One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lacked basic financial literacy in 2017”, according to the Program for International Student Assessment, a global exam that measures knowledge in areas such as math, science and reading.
STEM For Kids is excited to announce our Financial Savvy Curriculum, the newest addition to our comprehensive line up of educational enrichment curriculum in engineering, coding, business and health sciences.
The curriculum addresses National Standards for Financial Literacy per the Council for Economic Education (CEE). Through this curriculum, children will learn about earning income, buying goods and services, saving money and using loans.
In this dynamic fun filled course, students engage in designing engineering solutions, setting up a business and analyzing data. While doing so, they experience strategic and critical thinking about managing money.
Participants learn how to generate an income working in a job and setting up a business. Then, they learn about how to be smart spenders of money – they set up a budget, evaluate needs vs. wants and make financial trade-offs. They learn about loans, loan terms, interest rates and their risks and benefits.
Learn more about the weekend classes, in-school programs, summer camps and after-school programs being offered in financial literacy by contacting your local STEM For Kids’ company or franchise representative. Visit stemforkids.net to see our program locations or request programs or curriculum training by visiting stemforkids.net/inschools.
STEM For Kids® provides a comprehensive curriculum comprising of engineering, biomedicine, computer programming / coding, robotics, automation and business programs for school-age children through summer camps, trackout camps, afterschool programs, weekend classes and classes in and outside schools.
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Schools, Principals, Superintendents, STEM Coordinators, Teachers and After-School Coordinators can bring the innovative programs to their schools as camps, in-school field trips, classes and after-school / before-school programs. Request on-site programs or curriculum training / professional development at https://www.stemforkids.net/inschools.