Arizona Charter Academy has recently launched a program to educate children at a young age about financial literacy, in hopes of preparing them for financial decisions in their adult life. The intent is that focusing on financial literacy at a young age will enable them to hit the ground running when the children enter adulthood and face financial decisions many adults are often unprepared for.
CBS Channel 5 paid the school a visit and interviewed a few of the students about the new program. Several students gave their feedback, commenting positively about the impact of the new focus on financial fitness. Staff members were also interviewed, and teacher Emily Dickson is quoted as noting, “A lot of them are saving more now that they know when you save money, you earn interest and with that you can eventually buy larger items, rather than the $2 candy right now.”