As banking, investments choices, scholarship opportunities, and fraud migrate to the Internet, Net Literacy’s (www.netliteracy.org) student board believed it important to develop a fifth core program focusing on financial literacy.
Thanks to the generous funding from the Lilly Endowment, Old National Bank, and Bright House Networks, students from six schools worked together at IUPUI to develop a novel website that is scheduled to be launched on September 22nd.
The website, located at www.financialconnects.org, will contain 200 “best of class” interactive games, videos, calculators, and applications based upon an exhaustive review of 5,000 financial literacy websites. Supplementing the “best of class” content are 20 original financial literacy videos created, produced, and edited by the student volunteers. Chairman of the House Education Committee Greg Porter and Lt. Governor Skillman also have videos on the site that were produced by the team of student volunteers that explain why the Indiana General Assembly enacted new legislation requiring students in 6-12 grade to receive financial literacy education and how they believe this initiative will impact Indiana students.
Stay tuned for more information on Financial Connects – the official launch of the website will be announced on this site (www.netliteracyalliance.org). All of Net Literacy’s content is available at no cost to all Net Literacy Alliance partners.