Youth Literacy | Resources for Teachers

Teaching financial and consumer literacy to youth is a priority for Cooperative Extension. We support the following programs:

High School Financial Planning Program - Cooperative Extension offers teacher in-service and support for this high school and young adult level hands-on curriculum. These free materials are developed and distributed by the National Endowment for Financial Education.

Family Economics & Financial Education (FEFE) is a program of the Take Charge America Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research at The University of Arizona. The FEFE project is based on the idea that a university-based financial education outreach program, built on cutting-edge research, can strengthen and extend the ability of schools and community organizations to raise the personal financial capabilities of young adults. The free resources are available for download

Money Smart - Cooperative Extension offers educator in-service and support for this limited resource and reading level young adult curriculum. Money Smart is a free resource developed and distributed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Jump$tart- is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making. Free resources can be found at this site.

For more information about any of these programs contact:
Maria Pippidis

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