Financial Literacy Month - Teach Kids to Save!


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3003 Oak Rd., Suite 109Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Middle School Classroom


Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits

Teach Children to Save Day is an annual awareness day when bankers demonstrate their community commitment by teaching young people about the value of saving. Visiting classrooms, youth centers, after-school programs and more, bankers use their real-world knowledge and professional skills to encourage young people to start young, and save more.

Junior Achievement of Northern California is partnering with the JumpStart Coalition, America Banking Associations’ Community Engagement Foundation and businesses across our area throughout the month of March, April, and May during these initiatives. Volunteers from the financial services industry and community members have a unique set of skills to help address the lack of financial know-how among our students. Volunteers play a part by helping students develop the knowledge, tools, and capability they need to make better informed decisions throughout their financial lives.

Using Junior Achievement’s $ave USA programs and JA Finance Park, JA volunteers will facilitate age appropriate activities in Northern California classrooms. Students will learn the different types of currency, practice preparing personal budgets, research and recognize the need for responsible spending, and explore options for paying for higher education.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Complete a JA Registration Form

  • Attending training via conference call or in person

  • 1 to 1 ½ hour time commitment

  • Feel good about talking to students how to finance their higher education!!

Potential Programs:

  • JA Finance Park - Unit 4 (Sample Budgets, Personal Budgets, and Paying for Post-Secondary Education activities)

  • Junior Achievement $ave USA Digital Supplements

    • Counting Coins (K-2 nd Grade)

    • Want and Need (K-2 nd Grade)

    • Cost of Doing Business (2 nd - 5 th Grade)

    • What’s It Worth To You (2 nd - 5 th Grade)

    • Let’s Get Away (2 nd - 5 th Grade)

    • Deciding on a College (2 nd - 5 th Grade)


  • Budgeting
  • Financial Literacy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 hours; One visit to a K-12 classroom
  • JA Training - One Hour

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