If you had the ability to go back in time and talk to your teenage self, what would you say about managing finances?
For many, the conversation would be rather lengthy. Chances are our younger selves weren’t exactly models of money management.
Although it may have been a taboo subject in previous years, financial literacy is now becoming a frontline subject for secondary students. Along with required personal finances courses, students have the option to pursue advanced training through the two-year Academy of Finance program.
In addition, business and marketing courses are helping young minds to develop good habits for their financial future.
This modern push to help kids know how to properly manage their income continues to gain traction with the help of dedicated teachers, parents, volunteers, and businesses who want to see students succeed.
Organizations such as the Foundation for a Financially Aware Nation aim to underscore what students are learning in the classroom with special seminars and materials. A recent gathering at Skyline High School introduced some basic concepts that students and families can use to stay out of the “red.”
These events and classes are helping to better prepare our students for one of the primary rigors of life in the 21 century world.