By Jim Gaines
Kentucky teachers looking for ways to help students with financial literacy, especially during virtual learning, have access to a new list of links for that purpose.
The Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission (KFEC), led by Kentucky State Treasurer Alison Ball, has compiled free financial literacy resources in the Student Strategies section of the Treasurer’s Database. They may be used in implementing KRS 158.1411, the financial literacy requirement for high school graduation.
The list of available resources includes:
- Junior Achievement has financial literacy tools and programs for elementary, middle and high school levels.
- The Econ for K-12 portal from the Council for Economic Education offers financial education programs and resources for all grade levels.
- Financial education firm EverFi provides several links, and its Kentucky classroom representative Maura Slone can be reached at email@example.com or (859) 447-9888.
- Next Gen Financial Literacy has curriculum on credit, savings, checking, career and budgeting, plus 50 First Week Teaching Remote Ideas.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau K-12 Youth Resources and Tools – Classroom Activities and Resources webpage has tools for teaching youth financial capability.
- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Econ LowDown has online courses and videos K-12 and college.
- Cash Course is a real-life money guide for students and educators.
- Content specifically for teachers is available at the FDIC Teacher Resource Center and NKU Teacher Resource Center.
- National standards for teaching financial literacy can be downloaded from The Council for Financial Literacy.
- The American Bankers Association can provide an age-appropriate banker-led presentation through its FinEd Link Tool.
- The National Credit Unions website has financial literacy resources, guides, collaborations, studies and reports.
All third-party resources on the Financial Empowerment Database are not controlled by KFEC and are not endorsed by it.