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SmartChoiceNation is a financial education social enterprise firm dedicated to empowering America’s youth to make smarter financial and life skills choices.

Why Financial Literacy?

How do we know this is a major problem for our youth and their parents ?

  • A majority of parents with children in high school or college gave schools below-average or failing grades in teaching responsible spending. -2011 American Express survey
  • Only 22 states require students to take an economics course as a high school graduation requirement. However, only 16 states require the testing of student knowledge in economics. -2011 Survey of the States, Council on Economic Education
  • Only 13 states require students to take a personal finance course (or personal finance included in an economics course) as a high school graduation requirement. -2011 Survey of the States, Council on Economic Education
  • Financial literacy of high school students has fallen to its lowest level ever, with a score of just 48.3%. -2008 national survey by the Jump$tart Coalition
  • 64% of Americans are worried that they won’t have enough money to pay for retirement and 56% are worried about not being able to maintain their current standard of living. -2008 USA Today/Gallup Poll
  • African-American students are only about 80% as financially literate as white students. -2008 Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Survey

How do we support financial literacy knowledge, comprehension, and capability development among students?

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