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Education charity launches digital financial education programme

Young Enterprise, a UK social mobility charity, has today launched a new digital financial education programme designed to help young people develop a positive mindset with money.

The My Money Matters digital programme, which is available at no cost for schools in areas most in need of support, intends to create a new generation of financially capable young people.

By providing meaningful training on topics such as cryptocurrencies, how to spot a financial scam, and the opportunities presented by an increasingly cashless society, My Money Matters aims to break down financial barriers and empower the UK’s next generation of workers.

Sharon Davies, CEO at Young Enterprise said: “At Young Enterprise, we are continuing to explore the importance and lasting impact of financial education. Following Government pledges to address inequality and ‘level up’ the UK, there is an incredible opportunity to turbocharge the economy by delivering forward-thinking and progressive financial education to all regions. It is up to us to truly prepare young people of all ages to become financially capable, and to make the most of their money, which is a key element of future planning.”

Sharon added: “There is real potential to change the narrative around financial education to show it as an enabler and opportunity-maker. That said, we understand the barriers that can exist for teachers in delivering financial education which is why we are thrilled to launch our new My Money Matters programme, as an additional tool for teachers to use in developing effective financial education provision.”

William Salomon, President at Young Enterprise said: “When it comes to building a young person’s enterprising mindset, financial education is incredibly important. Young Enterprise believes in creating meaningful opportunities which help young people develop the critical skills, knowledge and attitudes that can change their futures.

“Young people learn when faced with real, relevant and meaningful scenarios – so it is important that we bring these into their learning in realistic and achievable ways.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Nathan Stennett .

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