Partnership Amplifies Impact of Education Program for Children across the Country

July 10, 2017

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Jackson Cha-Ching Program
On April 25, Barry Stowe, Chairman of the Jackson Charitable Foundation joined partners to ring the Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and announce the Foundation and Cha-Ching. Additional bell ringers included several of the Foundation’s key partners and advocates, including Danielle Robinson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of the Jackson Charitable Foundation, Elizabeth Lipscomb, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Discovery Education, Dr. Alice Wilder, internationally renowned children’s education expert and co-creator of Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids, Joe Peri, President, Junior Achievement of New York and Prudence, a larger-than-life costumed version of the lead guitar player and vocalist in the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids band.

Takeaways

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education partner to expand impact of financial literacy program.

 “Earn, save, spend, donate.” The first of several video themes offered as part of a new financial literacy program, Cha-Ching™ Money Smart Kids! launched this April through a partnership between Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit that provides educational programming to increase the financial knowledge of Americans, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! is a dynamic financial literacy program developed for teachers, students, and families to prepare children in kindergarten through grade 6 with knowledge, tools, and the practice they need to make good financial decisions. 

 “Discovery Education applauds Jackson Charitable Foundation for their leadership in supporting our youngest learners with the tools they need to understand the building blocks of financial literacy,” said Lori McFarling, Senior Vice President, Discovery Education. “Cha-Ching helps young students engage with these important topics in a lively, cheerful way and empowers them with the information they need to make smart decisions.”

The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! program has several components including engaging music videos, classroom activities, educator guides, family activities, and sweepstakes opportunities to promote positive money habits. These educational resources make it easy for teachers in elementary school classrooms nationwide to boost financial literacy in their classrooms, as well as allow parents to continue fostering that knowledge at home.

The Discovery Education team provides these tools and guides at no cost to the schools or families.

“When it comes to personal finance, we know that adult behaviors are influenced by childhood experiences,” said Jackson Charitable Foundation Executive Director Danielle Robinson. “Working with the educational experts at Discovery Education to introduce Cha-Ching in classrooms across the country, we hope to make a very positive impact on these students’ personal finance knowledge and future behaviors.”

Click here for more information on the program.