Money as You Grow was recommended as an initiative from the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, chaired by John W. Rogers and vice-chaired by Amy Rosen.
The initiative, spearheaded by Beth Kobliner, chair of the Council's Money as You Grow working group, offers 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives. The lessons in Money as You Grow are based on more than a year of research, and drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.
HOW CAN YOU USE MONEY AS YOU GROW ?
Families can use Money as You Grow to start a dialogue about money and teach kids important lessons about saving, making choices, and avoiding debt. Put up a Money as You Grow poster on your refrigerator, try the activities in your everyday life, and check to see if your children know the milestones for their age groups.
Community organizations like libraries, schools, and religious groups can provide Money as You Grow to families.
Nonprofits geared toward kids, families, and financial literacy can share Money as You Grow with their members.
Businesses that reach young people and families can shareMoney as You Grow with employees, customers, and clients.