April is Financial Literacy Month. As a JA Pillar of Success, financial literacy is a top priority for our organization. Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley has a developed a fundraising and awareness campaign that will coincide with Financial Literacy Month. The campaign, titled "Dollars Make Sense (DMS)," will help to generate much needed funds and raise awareness for the work Junior Achievement does. The campaign will begin March 30, 2014 and will run through April 30, 2014.

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. Thanks to our financial sponsors,100% of dollars raised will go towards JA programs in the counties where Dollars Make Sense funds were raised.

According to the JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only half of all high school seniors can correctly answer basic economic questions based on finanicial literacy. As they look to the future, careers, and how to invest their earnings, these are essential skills that will be needed.