A growing body of evidence points to an urgent need to improve the financial literacy of young people across the nation and around the world.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reports that students with the highest levels of financial literacy are more likely to be oriented toward saving, earning a college degree and working in a high-skilled occupation.
That’s why KPMG’s commitment to lifelong learning includes investing in initiatives to improve financial literacy among our nation’s youth.
In collaboration with Junior Achievement USA, through our U.S. Foundation, KPMG is making a new multi-year investment in JA Finance Park, a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration.
KPMG’s support will result in enhancements to the JA Finance Park online curriculum, including helping middle school students visualize how smart financial decisions can pay big dividends throughout their lives.
The updated JA Finance Park will also feature a new curriculum geared specifically to high school students to equip them with the critical skills and confidence to achieve their personal financial goals.
And especially important to KPMG people eager to lend their support, the improved program will give volunteers an expanded role as mentors to a small group of students in the program.
“We’re proud to collaborate with JA to cultivate financial literacy for elementary, middle and high school students,” said Rob Arning, KPMG's corporate citizenship and market development leader. “And we look to continuing our support of these important programs that help position our young people for future success.”
Across the country, KPMGers are passionate about Junior Achievement, increasing financial literacy, and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
For additional information or to arrange an interview with Rob Arning, please contact Brandon Hatler on KPMG's Corporate Communications team.