Kids become money-smart

April 13, 2019

To help lay the groundwork for future financial literacy, WICPA members will read money-themed books to elementary school students in April during the WICPA’s 11th annual Reading Makes Cents program.

Studies show that Americans lack a basic understanding of economic and financial concepts and that hope for improvement lies in making economic and financial education a priority in our schools. The WICPA supports financial literacy and believes in teaching students the basics of money so they can make smart financial decisions.

Every year during National Financial Literacy Month, WICPA members volunteer their time to read money-themed books to Wisconsin elementary school students as part of the organization’s Reading Makes Cents program. Over the last 10 years, nearly 13,000 kids have been reached. This year, WICPA members will read to nearly 1,500 elementary students across Wisconsin, including more than 800 in the Milwaukee Public Schools system. The annual event occurs during the month of April.

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