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Financial Fitness

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Kaitlyn Curtis

on 11 April 2014

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Transcript of Financial Fitness

Brainstorm to determine the primary issues that concern ourselves, friends, family and the community
Evaluate the brainstorm ideas and prioritze the main ideas
Narrow down the ideas or concerns activities to be researched
Facts
Many college graduates spend many years paying of their college loans.
71 percent of graduates of 2012 have student loans totaling an average of $29,400.
College debt has been increasing 6 percent per year.
When it comes to teaching children about money, the sooner the better.
National Program
Many young children and teens don't know the value of money.
Reasons for this are:

Not having financial skills
Not being taught proper financial awareness
Teens tend to spend tremendous amounts of money
Children and Teens tend to be impulsive buyers
Begin to form a clear mental picture of what will be accomplished to meet the project goal

The goal should be one that can be achieved and evaluated
National program goals are to:
Inform and inspire teens to sharpen their money skills
Create a national network that will be shared to inform the students
Provide teenagers with an opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills by being peer educators
Our goals are to teach the youth
:
The value of money
Long-term monetary responsibilities
Strategies in which to acquire a financially sound future
The effects of being financially irresponsible

Decide how your goal will be reached by asking who what when where why and how

Investigate resources available

Establish a workable timetable for the completion for the project

Realistically consider possible barriers that might arise and contemplate alternative plans
Carry out the group plan
Resources consisted of community members, advisors, and advisory groups
Determine if the overall project goal was achieved
List ways the project could be improved

Bibliography
Planning Process
Who:
Jasmin Guzman, Kaitlyn Curtis & Grecia Ornelas. (FCCLA Members and Officers)

What:
Junior Achievement and Practicum Class

When:

Dec 5 and 11, 2013: JA
January 10-20: Research
Jan 28-30: Lessons
February 13: Lesson and quiz
April 2: Income Tax
April 4: Video and survey

Where:
Jack E. Singley Academy and Otis Brown Elementary.

How:
Teaching high school and elementary kids the importance and value of money.

Why
: To improve the youth financial skills and also teens who learn to handle finances will manager their money well.

Kaitlyn Curtis
Jasmin Guzman
Grecia Ornelas

Academy Hospitality Team

Jack E. Singley Academy

Irving, Texas

Region III

"One for the Money, Two for the Youth"

Financial Fitness
We reviewed the teachers and judges evaluations
We assessed our peers constructive criticism in regards to our presentation
Survey
Due to the National Programs in
Action, located in the Financial Fitness section, not having any listed concerns, we came up with our primary concerns utilizing the programs' goals.


Junior Achievement

Our goals, in going to Otis Brown Elementary, were:


Teach kids the value of saving and earning money
To recognize the value of different coins
The importance of giving back
Using hands on activities with financial situations


April 30th 2014- Estimating the cost of college tuition

May 2014- Otis Brown Elementary

Follow up with an after school program
April 4- Survey and video
Income Tax
Videos/ Survey
Survey
We emailed a link to the students in order to find out which grades were most in need of improving their financial skills
Based on the results we received, we concluded that underclassmen tend to be more financially irresponsible
We handed out disks that went over financial terms to each homeroom teacher
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