Boston, MA, April 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declares April to be Youth Financial Literacy Month in cooperation with the Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition
In declaring Youth Financial Literacy Month, Governor Patrick recognizes the state-wide efforts to improve financial literacy in Massachusetts and the tireless efforts of many parents and educators to prepare our youth with the skills needed to navigate tomorrow’s complex economy.
Massachusetts Jump$tart is a statewide, all volunteer, non-profit association dedicated to improving the personal financial literacy of children in the Massachusetts. They are also a proud state affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of over 200 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America's youth.
Lawrence Glazer, Chairman of Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition and Managing Partner of Boston-based Mayflower Advisors, an independent investment firm, shares, “parents and educators are increasingly realizing that teaching our youth financial literacy is more important than ever. Without the basic financial skills, they will not succeed. Teachers incorporating financial skills into the classroom from K-12 will lead to high school graduates who can manage their finances and therefore contribute to the growing economy.”
“Making financial literacy a top priority in Massachusetts acknowledges the hard work of parents educators, and community groups,” said Declan Sheehy, President of The Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition. “We applaud the Governor for taking this bold step to recognize the important of teaching our young people about financial literacy.”
For more information, please go to http://majumpstart.org