Since 1987, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education has taught over 400,000 young people about finance, economics and business. Yet, in a 2008 national survey conducted by Jump$tart Coalition, more than half of nearly 6,000 high school seniors failed a multiple choice test on basic financial knowledge.
That’s why Young Americans partnered with First Data to develop a curriculum that teaches responsible use of debit and credit cards. With a donation of 45,000 plastic cards from First Data and CPI Card Group and a lesson plan designed by professional educators, over 28,000 children annually, in 334 schools in 44 Colorado school districts, are learning to be wise consumers using the payment technology of tomorrow today.
Joe Samuel, senior vice president Global Public Affairs for First Data, talks about educating kids about wise use of debit and credit cards. Watch Now
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