Dollars Make Sense | Junior Achievement of Central Illinois

Dollars Make sense

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Scholarship Opportunity
In support of Financial Literacy Month, Commerce Bank sponsors the Dollars Make Sense Student Scholarship.


When: April 1st - May 1st
April is Financial Literacy Month. As a JA Pillar of Success, financial literacy is a top priority for our organization. Junior Achievement of Central Illinois has developed an awareness campaign that will coincide with Financial Literacy Month. The campaign, titled "Dollars Make Sense (DMS)," will help to generate awareness for the work Junior Achievement does. The campaign will begin April 1 and will run through May 1.
As the economy advances, financial literacy, or the understanding of how money works in the world, becomes increasingly important. Junior Achievement programs, taught by community volunteers, help students understand the importance of learning basic economic and financial principles, which in turn can help them plan for a more financially secure future. 
According to the JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only half of all high school seniors can correctly answer basic economic questions based on financial literacy. As they look to the future, careers, and how to invest their earnings, these are essential skills that will be needed.


Facts about Financial Literacy
Want to learn more about Financial Literacy? Check out our facts and tips here.

2019 JA Teens & Personal Finance Survey

April 4th HOI ABC Newscast : 8th Graders at Quest Charter Academy and The Importance of Credit

April 11 HOI ABC: Student Loans 101

April 18th HOI ABC: Budgeting with JA Student Ambassador Lexi Dorch

April 25th HOI ABC : JA High School Stock Market Challenge

Supplemental Materials
Download and share these supplements with your students and explore JA apps to help make financial literacy fun for students! Get started here.

Scholarship Opportunity
In support of Financial Literacy Month, Commerce Bank is sponsoring the Dollars Make Sense Student Scholarship.

Dollars Make Sense Scholarship

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  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
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