Thought today’s #WednesdayWisdom would give you something to think about 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!
Jackson Charitable Foundation, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson, is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation. Our mission is to provide educational programming to increase the financial knowledge of Americans. The Foundation’s goal is to help every American have the educational resources needed for their personal journey toward financial freedom—a journey that begins with the basics of financial knowledge. Follow Jackson Charitable Foundation on Twitter at @JacksonFdn.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Foundation’s signature program Cha-Ching Money Smart KidsTM reaches more than 1.5 million elementary students annually through Junior Achievement USA and Discovery Education. Cha-Ching equips 7 to 12-year-olds with the knowledge, tools and practice they need to make informed financial decisions to reach their own personal goals and dreams. These students, mainly ages 7 through 12, are learning the basic financial skills we all use every day that allow us to—Earn, Spend, Save and Donate! Visit www.cha-chingusa.org to view Cha-Ching music videos, classroom lessons and family activities.
WHAT WE NEED
This fall, teachers and parents are invited to take the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge for the chance to win $10,000 for your school and an additional $1,000 to donate to the school’s charity of choice. The pledge challenge is open now and runs through December 13 and allows parents and teachers to make a pledge to teach young people how to Earn, Save, Spend and Donate!
For the 2018-19 school year, Jackson Charitable Foundation is teaming up with Ramsey Education to give 250 high schools complimentary access to Foundations in Personal Finance, a classroom-ready curriculum designed especially for high school students. Through this joint effort, more than 20,000 high school students across the country, will be exposed to hands-on lessons about using money in everyday life. Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey began Ramsey Education to address a concern he heard regularly when counseling adults on money issues, “I wish I had learned this in high school!”
New financial inspiration is added weekly to www.jacksoncharitablefoundation.org/for-grown-ups/ to help aid Americans in their journey toward a secure future.
New educational activities are added regularly to www.cha-chingusa.org for classroom and family activities.
Danielle Robinson, Executive Director
Jackson Charitable Foundation, Inc.