Money Matters:

Financial Literacy For Teens

 
JWAGI Member Staci Bennett, a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch, presents during a financial literacy program at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center

JWAGI Member Staci Bennett, a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch, presents during a financial literacy program at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center

One in five (22 percent) U.S. teenage students lack basic financial literacy skills.
— Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) study 2017

The JWAGI works with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia to provide monthly financial literacy seminars for middle school and high school students.  Currently in its first year, our Financial Literacy 101 program helps teens learn the basics of budgeting, saving, banking, credit management and debt financing. In addition to financial education, the program provides soft skill lessons to these teens on planning for the future, interacting with professionals, filling out applications and communicating in a professional setting.

Click here for the 2018-2019 Financial Literacy Curriculum.

JWAGI members and Financial Literacy Seminar attendees

JWAGI members and Financial Literacy Seminar attendees

JWAGI President, Nicole Rodgers, leads a session on budgeting and saving

JWAGI President, Nicole Rodgers, leads a session on budgeting and saving