Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hands on Banking

Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Take Charge of Your Future!

The Hands on Banking® program will help you take charge of your own finances and reach your goals? Just pick your age group and get started! Whether you want to build your credit, your investments, or your own small business; invest in the market, a home, or higher education; shop for a loan, buy a car, or open your first bank accounts, the Hands on Banking program offers all the basic money tools, skills, and information you need.

Two years ago, Wells Fargo, a strong advocate for financial education in America’s classrooms and communities, began working with teachers, parents and students to enhance its curriculum specially designed for young adults. The topics—including responsible use of credit, managing student loans, avoiding fraud and identity theft, finding a job, renting an apartment, buying
a car, saving, investing, wealth building, and more—give young people real-world knowledge and skills for financial independence.

With teenagers’ twin passions for computer games and social interaction in mind, Hands on Banking’s developers packed each lesson with fun, interactive exercises led by
young adult coaches who appear on video. Young adults can zero in on the information they need, practice skills, and test their judgment in true-to-life situations.

This is a great educational resource for Elementary through adults. I downloaded the Teacher's guide for the Kid Version. It is for 4th and 5th graders. This would be a great integration in the math classroom or social studies. OR a summer program!

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