LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021 - A PERSPECTIVE FROM OUR NEW CALIFORNIA YOUTH ADVISOR
"Barely over half of Americans are considered financially literate, yet it continues to be underwhelming in our school curriculums. I'm a high school student who’ll soon face the challenges of personal finances, and in this complex time, personal finance education is an issue of importance for the current generation. That’s why I’m providing this youth perspective as the Youth Advisor to the Board of California Jump$tart.
For the better part of the last year, I’ve been working with the Youth Economics Initiative as the Director of their Financial Literacy Introduction Program. We’re working to create interactive personal finance curricula that's directly engaging to students, then distributing that to economics clubs to spread to their members and local communities. Having created over 15 modules of financial literacy curricula on topics ranging from budgeting to taxes to basic cybersecurity, I’m looking forward to what 2021 will hold for our education endeavors." - Parth Asawa, Youth Advisor