The first priority for the Youth Financial Literacy Program is to develop a model for teaching youth age 15-16 about financial literacy. What is the best approach for educating this age group at a key point in their lives about financial literacy? It is our belief that this demographic would benefit most from a combination of education and experiential training in matters related to money. Expansion to other age groups would be explored once a model for youth education has been developed and tested.
In order to achieve this goal we are looking to launch a pilot project which seeks to understand “how best to educate and engage our youth about financial literacy education and financial awareness.” The following steps are being taken.
- Create a summer day camp style program for youth age 15-16 that combines financial literacy education as well as “fun” experiential events and activities
- Develop funding
- To conduct the initial test pilot program(s) for the summer of 2017
- To allow for the creation of a registered non profit charity that will create and oversee the programs for youth financial literacy education and training on an going basis moving forward
- Expand the program to ever more communities.