Program Teaches Parents, Children Financial Literacy
By Alesha Ray, Web Producer/Digital Journalist - email
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library recieved a $200,000 grant from PNC to help kids from ages 3 to 5 "Grow Up Great" Through Early Financial Literacy.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library received a $200,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to help children ages three to five get an early start on financial literacy.
Through the grant., the "For Me, For You, For Later" program offers nearly 30,000 children and parents instruction in basic financial literacy including teaching parents how to talk to their children about money.
“For Me means, I spend it, For You means, I share it, and For Later means, I save it,” said Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Marketing and Communications Specialist, Angela Haigler.
Children are taught financial literacy using various computer programs and mobile device applications. They will also be able to take home tools to help them continue financial literacy.
“Parents and children will be able to take home learning kits that will teach them the basics of financial literacy," said Library CEO, Lee Keesler.
The programs are offered throughout the year and are also taught in Spanish. They are being held at ImaginOn, Beatties Ford Road Regional, Steele Creek, North County Regional, Matthews, Cornelius, and Mountain Island Libraries, but not at the main branch.
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