During the past decade, a financial recession swept across the nation. While media reports indicate that the national economy is recovering, little has been done in the public school systems to address building financial literacy in students. In fact, only four states in the nation require a minimum of one semester of a financial education course for graduation. North Carolina does not require such a course, though it does attempt to build some financial literacy objectives into the curriculum for math courses.
In the vacuum created by the lack of course-requirements, financial institutions like Coastal Federal Credit Union are reaching out to communities to young people. This curriculum is designed for use in such small-group settings. This lesson is designed to introduce students to budgeting in a three-hour course.
Author: Emmalea Couch