Wells Fargo: Why Financial Literacy Matters
This week's guest blog features an important perspective from Wells Fargo, whose vision is to "help their customers succeed financially" - a vision that aligns well with Junior Achievement of Maine's mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed.
The importance of gaining financial literacy skills can’t be overstated. Financial literacy is a basic life skill, and something that everyone needs, no matter how old you are or how much money you have—it’s especially important if you are just starting out or don’t have a lot of money at the moment.
Many of the people who work at Wells Fargo
are bankers and financial analysts and financial literacy is something we know and something we’re thrilled to teach. The curriculum we teach covers the following topics: Basics of Banking Services, Money Management Tools and Tips, and Protecting Yourself Financially.
These are all topics Junior Achievement of Maine
focuses on, ensuring that students of any age understand that finance is a skill that, when taught and encouraged early in life, can help kids tremendously in the future. Through their interactive and engaging curriculum, which Wells Fargo volunteers teach in classrooms throughout Portland, JA reaches young people – more than 15,600 in 2018-19 – and gives them building blocks for their futures.
“Junior Achievement of Maine helps our state’s young people better explore career opportunities, form positive habits that build their financial capabilities, and contribute to the success of Maine’s future workforce,” said Rob Small, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, Maine.
Junior Achievement values its partnership with Wells Fargo, providing both funding and volunteers to help inspire and prepare our future workforce. To learn more about how to get involved like those at Wells Fargo, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-347-4333.