Too often we see youth graduate from school with no real knowledge or skills about how to manage their finances and invest for the future. Preparing a budget, understanding credit, and recognizing fraud are often not taught in schools. 

Financial literacy skills are critical 

The best way to address this lack of knowledge is through education at a young age, when students can develop healthy financial habits. Equipping our youth with the building blocks to make sound financial decisions can positively affect their personal finances, small business outcomes and our local economy. 

JA programs give students the skills and education required to create their own ecomomic success

JABC is a registered charity that has been inspiring, preparing, and empowering B.C. youth for 65 years. Thanks to donors, JA’s life-changing programs are delivered free of charge to youth in grades four to 12. 

JA’s hands-on, role-playing financial-literacy programs expose young people to smart saving and investing, thoughtful spending and credit, the role of taxes, the value of employment and more.  JABC helps prepare young people for lifelong financial independence.

Learn more about JABC here.

This Financial Literacy Month, let's help B.C. youth

From November 1-30, help bring more critical financial literacy education to students.

Your gift of: 

  • $60 will bring a JA program to one student 
  • $500 will reach 12 students 
  • $1,000 will ensure one class receives a JA program 
  • $2,500 will let you Adopt-a-School and provide multiple JA programs to multiple grades 

Plus great news! Every gift of $100 or more will be matched by The Geyer Family.  So your Financial Literacy Month donation will have double the impact!

Donate today! Thank you