5. March 2012 04:51
The Treasury Department is working on getting that answer with the annual National Financial Capability Challenge (March 12- April 13). The challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States. It incentivizes educators to teach the basics of personal finance to their students by rewarding students, educators, schools, and states for their participation and their successes. Educators and top-scoring students receive award certificates, and schools and states with the highest participation rates earn special distinction.
Do you know a teacher who might be interested? Pass along the link: http://www.challenge.treas.gov/
A toolkit is provided to assist educators with preparing students. The resources are helpful for volunteer financial educators as well so you may want to check it out yourself.