Promote Financial Literacy Education to Local Youth
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Financial Literacy for Youth Program (FLY), www.financialliteracyforyouth.org, is created by students to educate their peers on personal finance. With the support of the community and the government, FLY provides students with meaningful financial education programs and lobbies for legislation that is essential for the success of students.
We need financial education in classrooms today more than ever. Millions of Americans are in debt and more than half are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Students are studying math, science, and humanity, but most are not learning fundamental money lessons to help them financially navigate the real world. According to a Sallie Mae study, 84 percent of students said they need more education on financial management topics. We want this!
To break this cycle, we must take action. Since 2013, the FLY established 6 partnerships with government and nonprofit organizations, completed financial education certification programs for 135 students in 4 different schools, and donated 100 copies of financial literacy software to schools and community, raised worth of $6,500 in funds and financial education material.
In partnership with the YFL Foundation, the FLY presents FamilyMint’s award winning Money Management Certification Program materials free to schools and community. As an additional benefit, YFL Foundation will donate $500 to for every classroom that completes the program.
The financial literacy curriculum is a combination workbook/online program used to teach students the basics of managing their money, which covers the four basic areas:
4.Interest – Growing
Founded by Kevin Ji in 2013, the Financial Literacy For Youth (FLY) is a peer-to-peer financial education program that strives to educate generation of young Americans by empowering them with the financial capability to use money wisely. More information about FLY is available at http://financialliteracyforyouth.org/.