The benefits of volunteering for something you are passionate for and believe in are countless, but it wasn't until recently -- in the last few years to be specific -- that I discovered there were so many opportunities to volunteer that I wasn't pursuing.
For over 58 years JA Canada, as the largest youth business education organization in the country, has been inspiring and preparing more than 4 million youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. Last year alone, almost 250,000 students, in over 400 communities, benefited from JA programs. These educational programs were delivered by over 14,500 dedicated volunteers who gave 230,000 hours of their time. Each day, JA staff and volunteers from our National and 16 Charter offices across Canada work hard toward the attainment of one common goal - to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
When improving or correcting money management behaviour in others, we must be sensitive to the personal and emotional definitions of value that are consciously and unconsciously involved. Yet most financial literacy programs avoid this altogether and focus on the more pragmatic and practical skills.
11/20/2015 11:48 EST
My firm belief is that if my kids are to become financially savvy young adults, they must have diverse and varied experience with handling money as soon as they can understand what it represents. If this education is absent, there are some clear dangers in navigating life's money minefield.
11/18/2015 05:00 EST
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