More than Money

The earlier students learn how to manage money, the greater their chances of lifelong financial success.

JA has designed the More than Money program to help students learn how to manage money in a fun and interactive way. With the assistance of volunteers from the local business community, the program teaches elementary students about earning, spending, sharing and saving money.

In this interactive classroom program, students use games and multimedia to:

  • Identify the role of money in everyday life
  • Practice making sound financial choices using cooperative decision-making skills
  • Manage a personal bank account by making deposits and withdrawals
  • Identify ways to earn income through jobs or a small business
  • Learn how to make ethical personal and business money management choices
  • Develop a basic business plan based on their job skills and interests
  • Apply the problem-solving and money management skills needed to operate a small business

By the end of More than Money, students will understand how proper money management can improve their lives, as well as how their financial choices can impact others. They’ll gain the confidence to apply this knowledge to their lives, enabling them to grow up making smart financial choices.

To learn more about the More than Money program, download this informational sheet.

How We Achieve

Achievers save more, borrow less, and do better financially than the average Canadian. As a result, they are more self-reliant and better prepared for retirement.*

*The Boston Consulting Group (2011 report)