Boston, MA, May 24, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- It is widely believed that lack of financial literacy in our society was a major factor in the recent financial crisis. “Financial literacy in today’s world is almost as important as learning to read and write and one could argue that a student’s or teachers/lecturers credit history is far more important to his or her future than grade point average. Yet most students and teachers come to college and life ill-prepared to manage their money,” says Declan J. Sheehy, president of the Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition. Despite initiatives to help high schoolers manage the green stuff, students' and parents financial knowledge has actually been slipping, according to a periodic survey conducted by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
The Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition is a statewide collation that promotes and advocates for Financial Literacy in our Commonwealth. Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making. We do this primarily by providing teachers, lecturers and community educators with the tools necessary to teach financial education. Professional Development points will also be awarded.
At conclusion of the training on Friday afternoon they will be offering high school or college the unique opportunity to earn their W!SE Certification in Personal Finance (CPF). The CPF Test assesses teachers’ knowledge in money and money management, investing, insurance, credit and banking. When they register, teachers will be provided with a Study Manual which includes the topics that should be reviewed in order to prepare. For more information and to register please go to www.majumpstart.org.