According to Gallup, nearly two-thirds of adults are financially illiterate. Given the prominence of financial illiteracy and the evolving global economy, we believe that people must be equipped with the knowledge and money-management skills to make smart financial decisions.
That’s why we're proud to partner with HSBC to introduce the updated JA More than Money program to elementary students in nearly 30 countries around the world. Designed for elementary students, ages 7–11, the program introduces students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and focuses on social studies learning objectives centered on money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a new cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.
The updated curriculum also reflects new trends in financially literacy and entrepreneurism, which show that the most successful millennial entrepreneurs are distinguished by a desire to positively affect their community and the economy. According to HSBC’s 2017 Essence of Enterprise Report, 25 percent of entrepreneurs in their 20s say that having a positive economic impact was a factor in their decision to go into business and 23 percent say they wanted to have a positive impact in their community. The JA More than Money curriculum fosters these aspirations by introducing the foundations of entrepreneurship to students at an early age, including why businesses are important and what their impact is on society.
Throughout the rest of this webpage, you'll find internal and external resources for getting media, schools, corporate partners, and other stakeholders excited about the updated JA More than Money program. All are yours to use, customize, and distribute, as needed and were updated in June of 2018 to adjust some statistics and messaging.