UMass Memorial Health teaches children financial literacy
New England Council Member, UMass Memorial Health‘s Child Health Equity Center has partnered with the financial literacy nonprofit FitMoney to teach children about economic stability while in waiting rooms.
Using the interactive game $uperSquad, children learn financial decision-making skills related to saving, budgeting, taxes, and careers. The program aims to address health inequities by promoting economic stability in marginalized communities. The initiative, available on tablets in UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center waiting rooms, engages families and continues financial literacy education beyond the clinic environment. FitMoney hopes to learn more about the program’s impact through the partnership.
“We believe that all children should have this basic financial literacy in the exact same way that we believe that all children should have literacy,” said Alison LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Child Health Equity Center at UMass Memorial.
The New England Council would like to congratulate UMass Memorial Health on this initiative.
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