March/April 2010 Your Monthly Source of Community Service-Learning News VOL.7, NO. 4

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Assessment

San Bernardino Financial Literacy Fair A unique aspect to the CSU San Bernardino Summit was an assessment component in which teen and parent participants were asked to complete an assessment of their financial literacy prior to attending the event.

The results from the National Council on Economic Education Assessment of Middle School Financial Literacy found that, of the 404 teens and 32 parentsthat completed the assessment:


  • 82% of teens and 45% of parents do not know how to calculate interest over time
  • 75% of teens did not understand the process of a credit card transaction
  • 69% of teens and 27% of parents cannot identify a general definition for inflation
  • 46% of parents do not know the ways that investors get returns from stock

Additionally, 85% of teens indicated they planned to attend a 4 year university, suggesting that the University needs to explore the idea of providing future financial literacy education if these local teens are going to become future university students with the ability to navigate the world of financial aid, student loans and credit card vendors.

Financial Literacy Resources

NEFE's College CashCourse

  • Age Group: College
  • Type: On-line

Money Matters: Make it Count (Schwab)

  • Age Group: Middle/High School
  • Type: Boys & Girls Clubs

NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program

  • Age Group: High School, including in Spanish
  • Type: Classroom/Home

Economic Literacy Lessons for K-12 (California Council on Economic Education)

  • Age Group: K-12
  • Type: On-line

Financing Your Future (NCEE)

  • Age Group: High School
  • Type: Classroom

Money Wise (Schwab)

  • Age Group: All
  • Type: On-line

It's a Habit Sammy Rabbit

  • Age Group: Elementary
  • Type: School Event

MoneyWi$e (Capital One/Consumer Action)

  • Age Group: High School
  • Type: On-Line

Cannon Financial Education, LLC // Silly Goose Productions

  • Age Group: Elementary/High School/College/Parents/Businesses
  • Type: Classroom/Teacher Training

Financial Firsts from By Design Financial

  • Age Group: Middle/High School
  • Type: Home/Classroom/After School

Camp Millionaire (Money Camp)

  • Age Group: Various
  • Type: Camp Off-site

Practical Money Skills for Life (VISA)

  • Age Group: All - including Spanish/Chinese
  • Type: On-line/Classroom

Citi's Financial Education Curriculum

  • Age Group: Elementary/High School
  • Type: On-line

Life Smarts (National Consumers League)

  • Age Group: High School
  • Type: Class/Contest
Credit Score.net
  • Age Group: Teens & Adults
  • Type: On-line (articules & resources)

BizWorld/BizWiz

  • Age Group: Elementary/Middle School
  • Type: Class

Dollar Camp

  • Age Group: High School
  • Type: Camp off-site

Financial Football

  • Age Group: High School/College
  • Type: On-line/Contest

ING's Planet Orange

  • Age Group: Elementary/Middle School
  • Type: On-line

What's My Score (VISA) - Focus on Credit/Budget

  • Age Group: High School/College
  • Type: On-line/Contest

Money Skill

  • Age Group: High School
  • Type: On-line/Classroom

The Money Mammals by Snigglezoo Entertainment

  • Age Group: Elementary
  • Type: School Event

Junior Achievement

  • Age Group: Elementary/High School
  • Type: Classroom

The Stock Market Game (Foundation for Investor Education)

  • Age Group: Middle/High School
  • Type: Classroom

Money Math (My Money/US Treasury)

  • Age Group: Middle School
  • Type: Classroom

Online Money Lessons and Games

  • Provides links to additional websites with money lesson plans and games for children.

A Beginner's Guide to Investing (Annuity Assist)

  • Age Group: Adults
  • Type: self-guide, workshops
How to Trade Stocks
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Type: Classroom
All About Money (IBFX)
  • Age Group: K-6
  • Type: online
 
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