Financial Literacy: We Need More
At Junior Achievement Finance Park, students simulate their future lives.
Students were given hypothetical lives and work at the Junior Achievement Finance Park (https://www.jasandiego.org/programs/ja-finance-park.html), walking around with tablets, buying essentials and luxuries on perscribed salary and debt levels.
Financial literacy, a systemic approach to managing and achieving financial goals, is starting to be funded in schools because it is an important life skill for all students to have successful futures.
My school's 10th graders took a field trip to JAFP, and learned what it's going to be like, trying to live in the San Diego of the future.
Financial literacy education is needed because it allows young people the opportunity to focus on themselves and living their future lives.
What we teachers learn from our students' experience can help inform how we can better teach the curriculum.