#MassSavesAdvocates for Quality Financial Education
Over 50 MassSaves advocates descended upon the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, October 11th in support of incorporating financial education into existing curriculum. 20 states require students to take a high school economics course to graduate and 17 states require a course in financial literacy yet Massachusetts continues to lag behind. The lack of access to quality financial education at every stage of life has left Massachusetts families feeling unprepared for basic financial decisions. MassSaves highlighted the need and growing bi-partisan support for legislation (S.249, H.261) that acknowledges that every student in Massachusetts should have access to financial tools to build financially responsible lives.
Didn't make it to the event and want to share your support?
- Call your state representative and senator today
- Check out the State House News article (syndicated in multiple outlets), Wicked Local Marblehead, The Republican, and Sentinel & Enterprise coverage of the event
- Join MassSaves' "Day On the Hill" planning committee
- Share within your network - ask a colleague, friend or neighbor to show their support. Materials from the event (presentation and info sheet) can help spread the message.
As a network of teachers, school administrators, community practitioners, financial institutions and supporters we know we need to change this - starting with our youth - for a stronger Massachusetts. By incorporating financial literacy in K-12 education, children will be introduced to financial concepts earlier in life, and the dissemination of financial knowledge will be more widespread, thus having a greater impact.
Thanks for helping us create more prosperous communities across Massachusetts.