National Financial Literacy Month is being celebrated throughout April and SamuelFields Consulting Group (SFCG), a consortium of financial wellness experts will stage a series of events, activities and challenges that focus on the youth. Under the theme: Maximizing Opportunities NOW to Empower the Youth (MONEY), these educational initiatives will provide the youth with greater access to financial education and resources, to ensure their future resilience and well-being.
On April 1, SFCG ventured to the Hon. Charlesworth T. Samuel School in John Hughes for a financial workshop with students in Grades 5 and 6. The presentation was conducted by SFCG’s CEO Megan Samuel-Fields. This fun, interactive lesson was based on the board game “The Game of Life” and was designed to teach students the fundamentals of financial literacy. It covered the basics of saving, how to create a budget and to distinguish between wants vs. needs. SFCG also launched the Youth FinLit Toolkit, a free digital resource that provides a range of innovative tools to help the youth and their families improve their financial literacy.
“We believe in the importance of teaching children in our community money management skills. It is never too early to start the money conversation to show them that learning about money can be a fun exercise,” said SFCG’s Chief Executive Officer, Megan Samuel- Fields. “We are committed to doing our part to help in developing the next generation of young professionals and leaders.”
April 22nd will mark the official Teach Children to Save Day and SFCG will stage an eLearning Masterclass for the youth. It will focus on how to research career choices and will provide tips and tricks to encourage children to earn and save early and wisely.
SFCG will also stage the Virtual Youth Opportunities, Lessons and Outcomes (YOLO) Summit on June 5th, 2022. This one day event will be geared towards self-discovery, learning, leadership building and networking, around the theme of financial literacy for the youth. An Innovative Incubator and Ideas Lab are among the fun and interactive activities that will inspire the youth to save, invest, select a career path, or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities.
“Although today’s youth are technologically advanced, many remain ill equipped with the means to manage their money effectively, particularly during a pandemic. Studies show that when children are taught these skills at a young age, they have a better chance of growing up to become financially savvy adults,” Samuel-Fields stated.
About SamuelFields Consulting Group (SFCG)
As a Community eLearning Partner, SFCG’s dedicated network of experts provides a range of professional services, to help clients make critical mindset changes and lifestyle choices to achieve financial empowerment. To access the SFCG Youth FinLit Toolkit click on:
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