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Transcript of Financial Fitness
Evaluate the brainstorm ideas and prioritze the main ideas
Narrow down the ideas or concerns activities to be researched
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.
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
Jasmin Guzman, Kaitlyn Curtis & Grecia Ornelas. (FCCLA Members and Officers)
Junior Achievement and Practicum Class
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
Jack E. Singley Academy and Otis Brown Elementary.
Teaching high school and elementary kids the importance and value of money.
: To improve the youth financial skills and also teens who learn to handle finances will manager their money well.
Academy Hospitality Team
Jack E. Singley Academy
"One for the Money, Two for the Youth"
We reviewed the teachers and judges evaluations
We assessed our peers constructive criticism in regards to our presentation
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.
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
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