The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA)announced that the Society recently held their fourth annual Financial Literacy Day last month, teaching eighth-grade students across the state about economic basics such as saving, investing, and budgeting.
The program, Millennial Money, saw 100 CPAs visit local middle schools on November 17 to teach basic financial concepts to approximately 4,000 students.
“As trusted advisers, CPAs have the knowledge and expertise to educate the next generation about financial literacy and prepare them for a financially stable future,” said GSCPA CEO Boyd Search, in a statement.
The Millennial Money program includes aspects such as an interactive game that shows students how their future earnings will align with their expenses. A downloadable spreadsheet was also provided to help visually track students' spending and budget habits.
“I think programs like Millennial Money are important for students, especially at this age, because one day they are going to be independent," stated Crabapple Middle School counselor Hina Patel. "A lot of them are starting to have jobs now, and it’s important that they learn how to save, budget, and spend money.”
For more on the GSCPA and their Millennial Money program, head to the Society's site here.