Financial literacy resources for Money Smart Week
New financial education resources to help teachers bring youth financial capability into the classroom
The new “Teaching the Building Blocks" provides teachers with activities and resources that help integrate the Building Blocks of Youth Financial Education into their curriculum.
In 2016, the Bureau released the Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve
Financial Capability: A new model and recommendations, which describes where
and when children and young adults acquire the foundations of financial
capability. Now, the Bureau has created
the Building Blocks Measurement Guide to provide researchers, program leaders,
teachers, and other financial educators with ways to assess young people’s
progress toward each building block.
Learn how youth employment programs can work with financial institutions to help young people get access to accounts that work for them.
Simple ways you can turn difficult conversations about giving and receiving gifts with your kids into valuable money lessons over the holidays.
You might hesitate to talk about money with your children, but money talks can take many different forms. Find one that works for your family.
Make it a habit to think out loud as you go grocery shopping or do other everyday money tasks.
In “Tia Isa Wants a
Car,” find out why Tia Isa (Aunt Isa) wants a car, and how her niece helps her
by earning money to help buy the car.
This summer, we challenge you to try one thing that will help you start financial conversations with your child.
In “Those Shoes,”
find out what happens when Jeremy turns down the boots his grandmother planned
to buy him, and buys himself sneakers like all the other kids are wearing.