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April is Financial Education Month in Pennsylvania and National Financial Literacy Month!

 

How can you get involved?

  • Help focus media and public attention on:
    • the need for financial education
    • efforts taking place to improve financial education
    • the status of financial education in Pennsylvania schools (report available here)
    • recommendations of the Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education (report available here)
  • Tie your April financial education events to Financial Education Month (boilerplate press release available here)
  • Write a letter to the editor or meet with your local editorial board
  • Reach out to leaders in your local school district to discuss what they are doing to provide a sound financial education to every child
  • Promote Financial Education Month with links from your Facebook page or on Twitter (suggestions from the National Jump$tart Coalition here)
  • Turn on JavaScript! information about your activities, photos of your events, and news on financial education for inclusion on our website 
  • Participate or attend the Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition's Financial Education Expo and Press Conference at the Capitol Rotunda on April 9th (more information here)
  • Teach a financial lesson to your children (ideas and resources here)

For more information on National Financial Literacy Month, click here.

Proclamations and Resolutions

  • President Obama's proclamation of April as National Financial Capability Month can be found here.
  • The Pennsylvania Senate's resolution of April as Financial Literacy Month can be found here.
  • The Pennsylvania House's resolution of April as Financial Literacy Month can be found here.
  • Governor Tom Corbett's proclamation of April as Financial Education Month can be found here.