Learn Money Week – Day One

Written by , March 15, 2013

  Seven fun filled days of money masterclasses have arrived and MyBnk et al are...


Seven fun filled days of money masterclasses have arrived and MyBnk et al are out of the blocks. It’s Learn Money Week 2013.

We’ve teamed up with the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum & Child Finance Int. to help promote financial literacy for young people. Events are taking place in 50 countries worldwide and we’re busy compiling pics and stats from around the globe.

We’ve had some amazeballs sessions including this feedback from a young person in Lewisham College. Young people on the right at the Prince’s Trust in Hackney today, said a:

“lightning bolt”

went off in their heads after realising how much they depended on their parents. We got them thinking how their spending habits would change when they lived on their own.

Get involved! Print off and play any of the resources we’ve specially created for LMW, take a photo and send it in or Facebook/Tweet it – #Learnmoneyweek

Today in the UK:

MyBnk delivered six workshops covering budgeting, saving and borrowing to 180 young people across the UK, including:

  • Working with young people excluded from school at Beachcroft Pupil Referral Unit with Money Twist: My Future. Covering Interest, inflation, ethical choices, flow of money, jargon buster, accounts, credit, debt and credit history.
  • Survival money management Money Works sessions for vulnerable young people with the Princes Trust & Kids Company.
  • Helping young entrepreneurs master the finance side of their new businesses at Catch 22 with Enterprise-in-a-Box.
  • An all-dayer financial education session with Five Lamps at Bishopsgarth School – Money Twist My Choices. Covering Needs vs. Wants, choices & lifestyle, budgeting, saving and goals.

Roll on Day 2 where we will be convening a special Youth Advisory Panel meeting.