Financial literacy has become one of the most important focuses of literacy organizations over the past 12 months. The federal government has made financial literacy a key component to its educational pathways to success and many AmeriCorps Vistas are working across the state of Florida to increase financial literacy rates. Many organizations are beginning to offer financial literacy courses in their programs and experts are applauding this trend.
David Hiller has written about the long-term benefits of financial literacy courses. Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke is also jumping on the financial literacy bandwagon with her decision to speak about the importance of helping individuals make better financial decisions. There are also many organizations that are attempting to help the millions of people fighting foreclosure.
Many organizations would love to implement financial literacy courses into their programs, but they don’t have training curricula and other resources. The Florida Literacy Coalition created a page on its website to help with this problem. Visit this site to gain access to dozens of free resources that you can immediately use in your program!