Students Will Learn How To Be "Money Wi$er"

This workshop is part of the Colorado Statewide K-12 Personal Financial Literacy Initiative sponsored by the Colorado Office of the Attorney General in partnership with Colorado Jump$tart Coalition, the Colorado Department of Education, and Economic Literacy Colorado.

By:  Camila Barco
Posted: Jul 31, 2018 05:45 PM MDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - While students are enjoying their summer, teachers went back to the classroom.

Over 100 teachers from K-12th grade participated in a training session for a Personal Financial Literacy Initiative to teach students this upcoming school year.

The program is meant to educate students on how to be money-wise, knowing the difference between a need and a want, and how to save.

Students will be learning on an interactive, online, learning course called MoneyWi$er Everfi that is designed to introduce financial education skills.

The idea comes from the Attorney General's Office and brought the concept to teach students as early as possible how they can avoid being victims of fraud and how to manage their money.

"This is empowering for Colorado kids. Once they understand the basics of money then they can make good choices as they get older and they can help in their families to manage money and resources more wisely," said Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.

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