Schools honored for financial literacy |

Schools honored for financial literacy

YouthEntity will give out $1,800 to schools in each district whose students had the highest test scores in its “I am financial knowledge” program.

Winners include Glenwood Springs Elementary School, New Castle Elementary School, Summit Elementary School and Glenwood Springs Middle School.

“I am financial knowledge” is a workshop for fifth- and eighth-grade students in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond based on national Jump$tart standards about banking and money. During the 2014-15 school year, 970 students participated in a YouthEntity workshop or program.

“Financial literacy calls on several skills: ethics, consequences of your actions and responsibility,” said program manager Paul Hilts. “I am financial knowledge” is not only a course in finances — it’s a course in life.”

YouthEntity helps prepare youth for success by engaging and empowering youth to discover their full potential by providing real-world learning experiences. The goal is for every young person in the communities served to enter adulthood financially literate, with applicable work experience through career development programs.

For more information about YouthEntity, or to bring “I am financial knowledge” to your school, call 970-963-4055 or visit

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