I recently visited Young Americans Center for Financial Education and received a guided tour and explanation of the many ways this non-profit organization helps educate children on the importance of financial responsibility. I have to say, I was quite impressed. The lessons are staged in real-world, interactive settings and offer lessons that even adults might appreciate including: exchange rates in different countries, various investment opportunities and the many ways to effectively balance a budget considering economic conditions.
Young Americans Bank is a REAL bank just for kids! Risks are minimized so it’s a safe place for a youngster to start learning the ropes of real-world banking. Check out the details here: Young Americans Bank
Young Americans Center offers a full Calendar of Events with many opportunities for learning made fun! A couple I have considered enrolling my seven-year-old in… Money Matters Saturday Classes (5-16 year-olds) are totally free and cover lots of money topics. And you can earn $5 in Bonus Bucks when you attend these classes! Be SURE to register first.
Summer Camps (2nd-7th graders) are the BEST! Every camp includes a fun hands-on activity at the end of the week. Jr. Money Matters – Young AmeriTowne – Girls Can – International Towne – Be Your Own Boss – And More!