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How to Teach Kids Financial Literacy

Watch more How to Manage Your Money videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to teach kids financial literacy with the help of Junior Achievement. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Contact Junior Achievement Contact Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching young people work readiness and financial literacy, through Tell them you'd like to volunteer with one of their programs at a local school. You don't need a financial background or special degree. JA makes it easy by providing the curriculum and training you. Step 2: Ask about a local school Talk with your local JA chapter to find out where they're active, and ask how you can get involved. If JA is already working at a local school you're familiar with, volunteer to teach the program there. Step 3: Get training Attend a short training session. Training sessions make it easy, providing step-by-step materials for you to use. Step 4: Start teaching! Start teaching! Don't be nervous: children are excited to have a volunteer in the classroom, and eager to hear what you have to say. Tip Consider asking friends to volunteer for JA, too -- either teaching their own classes or teaming up with you. Step 5: Help the kids of family and friends If there's no JA program in your community, or if you just want to do more, consider helping children of family and friends. Check out the materials JA developed on financial literacy at "": Step 6: Be fulfilled Be fulfilled. Volunteers repeatedly say how rewarding it is to see kids begin to understand the basics of managing their money. Remember, it doesn't take a lot of time to impact someone's life. Did You Know? In a recent JA study, 83 percent of teens said the best time to learn money management is in grades K through 12.
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