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New Wisconsin Law Mandates Financial Literacy Courses for High Schools

Wisconsin recently became the 24th state in the country to enact a law requiring high school graduates to complete a semester-long course in financial literacy. View Press Release
Wisconsin schools can fulfill this mandate with a semester-long curricula offered by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, detailed below.
JA Financial Literacy
JA Financial Literacy, part of the JA High School Experience courses, is a one-semester, teacher-led course that equips high school students with foundational personal finance skills. These skills include how to:
  • Earn and save money
  • Manage money by being a wise consumer
  • Create and use a budget
  • Manage bank accounts, investments, and credit
  • Assess risks and use insurance
  • Address financial problems like identity theft and debt
Trained community volunteers engage with students several times throughout the semester with a variety of activities that may include subject-matter guest speaking, coaching, or advising for project coursework.
JA of Wisconsin has been providing financial literacy coursework for more than 75 years and began offering semester-long curricula five years ago. Our programs are aligned with national and state curriculum standards.
We look forward to partnering with your school district to make this critical coursework available to more schools and students. If you are interested in learning more about the JA Financial Literacy semester-long curriculum, email or complete the contact us form on our website today.

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JA Financial Literacy

For more information about the JA Financial Literacy program, visit the JA Financial Literacy program page.

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