The AICPA joined United States Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) at Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy’s Annual Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill. The April 12 event featured joint remarks from U.S. Reps. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) and focused on the growing need for financial literacy resources. Additionally, it kicked off the Jump$tart Coalition’s pledge to increase financial education in schools by 25 percent by 2025. Jump$tart consists of more than 100 national organizations, including the AICPA, that share a commitment to advancing financial literacy, especially among preschool through college-age youth.
During the event, the AICPA provided 300 attendees, including members of Congress, their staff and the public, financial literacy resources offered by the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy campaign. Among these resources were the financial literacy version of the Bank On It game and Money Minutes, a video series that explores basic personal finance topics.
For the past 12 years, thousands of people have turned to the AICPA’s flagship program, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, for additional financial guidance. The program, which is a volunteer effort of the nation’s CPAs, helps Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor from children learning about the value of money, to adults reaching a secure retirement.
For more information about the AICPA’s financial literacy efforts, visit the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy website.