Denver (April 30, 2020) – In honor of National Financial Literacy Month, Economic Literacy Colorado has partnered with Bellco Credit Union to create an activity book for elementary students so they can further the conversation about financial literacy with their parents and family members.
National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in April to focus on the importance of financial literacy and to teach Americans and children how to establish and maintain healthy budgets. Aligning to the missions of Economic Literacy Colorado and Bellco Credit Union, April was selected for the activity book launch.
“Economic Literacy Colorado is grateful for Bellco Credit Union’s partnership and contribution to financial educational tools for students,” said Debbie Pierce, president and CEO of Economic Literacy Colorado. “We created this activity book so children could enjoy learning about money at home with the help of a parent or family member. Equipping young people with knowledge to make informed decisions is essential and prepares them to handle financial and economic challenges in their future.”
The booklet, titled “FUNancial $marts,” is available online, and it will also be distributed through Bellco Credit Union locations and though its community partners in the near future. The book’s collaborative lessons of counting money, budgeting, and creating a business are intended to encourage Colorado youth to go down the right path to making educated financial choices. To access the booklet, please visit https://www.bellco.org/funancialsmarts.
“Bellco is committed to improving the quality of life for our members and community by helping them to secure their financial future. Providing children with financial skills at a young age empowers them to become financially strong in the future,” said Jody Soper, vice president of marketing for Bellco Credit Union. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done together with Economic Literacy Colorado on this book, and we hope it helps spur a lifetime of good financial decisions.”
To further support teachers and families who are seeking financial literacy tools, Economic Literacy Colorado has compiled a wide variety of resources on their website.
Educators who are teaching remotely will find resources that include webinars, lessons, articles, and recommendations for online engagement systems and presentation tools. For kindergarten to 12th-grade students and their parents, Economic Literacy Colorado offers age-appropriate financial literacy program resources to support at-home learning about personal financial responsibility.