Smart Kidz Money Matters™ to Offer an Economic and Financial Literacy Enrichment Course at Ivy Preparatory Academy

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Preparing Today’s Scholars to Create Tomorrow’s Economic Environment is one of the most efficient ways to help improve personal financial habits and change the economic condition of generations of people now and generations to come.

By providing economic and financial literacy education now, students will begin to create healthy spending habits, develop financial integrity, understand what it means to build wealth, and engage in philanthropy through service learning.

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According to a study done by JumpStart “University Administrators say they lose more students to debt than academic failure”. In today’s economic environment providing efficient financial literacy is key for young adults ages 11-21. Only a few states across America require financial literacy to be taught in classrooms leaving students to rely on their own personal money experiences positive or negative. “By providing economic and financial literacy education now, students will begin to create healthy spending habits, develop financial integrity, understand what it means to build wealth, and engage in philanthropy through service learning; possibly changing the world” says Katerina Taylor, Managing Member, of Smart Kidz Money Matters.

Smart Kidz Money Matters offers its Economic and Financial curricula in seven modules. Module subjects are as follows: (1) What is a Bank / Credit Union and Why Are They Important to Use, (2) Understanding Budgets and Healthy Spending Habits, (3) The Importance of Saving and Setting Financial Goals, (4) I Cannot Live with Mom, Dad, or My Grandparents Forever, (5) Credit, What is it and Why Do I Need, (6) Life After Working and Investing for the Future, and module seven Sharing What I’ve Learned and What I Have Earned focuses on service learning. Service learning is an essential solution in working with youth including at-risk youth to increase graduation rates and decrease drop-out rates. There are many programs that provide service learning options in cultural, social, and other literacy’s The Smart Kidz Money Matters delivery model provides service learning opportunities to participants through the modules by teaching leadership skills on giving back to their communities through volunteerism, education, advocacy, and philanthropy.

Each module and curriculum is age appropriate and offers classes for both adolescents and young adults. The curriculum delivers stimulating content and activities, and each module offers a unique exploration into the world of money and finances.

At Ivy Preparatory Academy in Norcross, GA an 8 week enrichment course for 6th-8th grades is starting in September, and will be provided by Smart Kidz Money Matters. Helping to navigate young scholars through money matters for today and tomorrow is a goal that Smart Kidz Money Matters would like to implement in all schools globally.            

The Ivy Prep Scholars will create financial vision boards, budgets, complete financial goal setting worksheets, and engage in family/team building exercises that encourage positive money conversations between parents and their children. They will be asked to role play realistic money scenarios, employ their critical thinking skills to complete financial case studies, and write one paragraph weekly on financial articles provided to them by their Smart Kidz Money Matters instructor. All articles will come only from business and financial publications exposing them to current financial events. Participants will be tested and graded on program knowledge, comprehension, application, and participation.    

For information on how you can offer the Smart Kidz Money Matters Economic and Financial Literacy Course program in your school, church, or organization please contact a Smart Kidz Curriculum Consultant at info@smartkidzmatter.com    

About Company
Smart Kidz Money Matters is a local Atlanta based company looking to change the economic conditions of students, families, and underserved communities globally. The company has created both products and services to assist teachers, parents, churches, and student focused organizations in teaching students economic and financial literacy.        

Contact Information:
Smart Kidz Money Matters
P.O. Box 43124
770-883-3035
http://www.smartkidzmatter.com
ktaylor(at)smartkidzmatter(dot)com

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