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Money $marts Camp – Teaching Kids to Save-Share-Spend Smart

idea by moneysmarts
Money $marts Camp – Teaching Kids to Save-Share-Spend Smart

Website

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http://www.cfk-gp.org

The Idea

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Individuals’ attitudes/behaviors towards money begin to develop as kids. That’s why CFK’s Money $marts program is developing youth financial education programs in our community, including a Money $marts Camp for elementary-aged kids that focuses on the concepts of saving, sharing and smart spending.

The Specifics

We will partner with local schools to provide the facility space for the Money $marts Camp and help us market the camp opportunity to local families.

The grant funds would be used to purchase award-winning Moonjar and Money Mammals curriculum. The curricula incorporate videos, role-play, creative problem solving and more as kids explore money management and how saving, sharing and spending smartly can help reach personal goals. Since the curricula can be used again and again, the grant funds would enable us to continue offering the camp to community youth on a recurring basis for years to come.

A session on teaching kids about money will also be offered to parents, so they can learn how to continue the Save-Share-Spend lessons at home.

Discussion
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I remember piggy banks and allowances you earned! And SAVINGS ACCOUNTS for kids! Great idea to bring back saving for things that are special.

by dejaceo
over 2 years ago | Reply

We're glad you like the idea! As part of the camp, kids will receive a 3-compartment "piggy" bank (1 compartment for saving, 1 compartment for sharing, and 1 compartment for spending) to take home with them. So every time a child receives allowance, money as a gift, etc. they will make the decision as to how much money they want to save, to share, and to spend. It's a great way to get kids thinking about how they want to use their money from a very early age.

by moneysmarts
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for the support Teddy! We all know that old habits are hard to break, which is why Coalition for Kids "Money $marts" is so excited about the opportunity to help youth develop healthy financial habits that will benefit them throughout their lives. Receiving this $500 grant truly would be the gift that keeps on giving!

by moneysmarts
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is such an awesome opportunity. The idea was presented to the Grants Pass ROGUE GATEWAY ROTARY and I was amazed. Such a worthwhile project for kids not to mention adults! In the times of financial strains kids are the next generation to make better decisions, this camp will be on target for enlightening kids who might be at risk and other kids who are not at risk,but will certainly be deciding how they will utilize financing.

by Teddy Shepard
over 2 years ago | Reply

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$500
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Submission Began
Wednesday, January 04

Submission Ended
Monday, January 23
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Monday, January 23

Voting Ended
Tuesday, January 31
at 12:00 PM PST

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