If you are serious about making a difference in young people’s lives and helping to expand Personal Financial Literacy, here are some ideas:

  • Address your local school boards/public meetings on the need for personal finance
  • Talk to your local businesses and ask them for financial support to provide after-school programs focused on financial capabilities
  • Lobby local politicians (city councils, mayors) - inform and educate them on the need for financial education
  • Address chambers, city councils for support of school-based education
  • Work with charter and private schools to implement personal financial literacy education
  • Identify teachers, school principals who support financial literacy education; work with them to implement personal financial education in their classrooms year long
  • Get involved with classroom volunteer organizations, like Junior Achievement
  • Support a financial evening at back-to-school events
  • Involve Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, boys and girls clubs, etc. in providing financial literacy education through workshops, merit badge programs, etc.
  • Work with your library to promote personal financial literacy through displays of children’s literature, teen “how – to” books and adult consumer information
  • Involve business/fraternal organizations in the community, especially in working with high school students
  • Arrange for financial literacy education to be discussed on local cable TV shows
  • Develop personal stories of how financial literacy has made a difference in local peoples’ lives to persuade politicians of the importance of mandating it in schools
  • Get involved with the PTA – use the power of parents