‘Our Money, Our Future’ launched in Parliament

Today marks the launch of Our Money, Our Future – a new toolkit developed by a group of 12 young people across the UK in conjunction with pfeg and the National Children’s Bureau charity (NCB).  The purpose of the toolkit is to help other children and young people campaign for financial education to be taught in their school.

 

The launch comes as a new survey has revealed widespread money worries amongst schoolchildren in the UK.  More than four in ten 7-16 year olds (43 percent) worry about money, while nearly one in eight (12 percent) has owed someone else money that they could not afford to repay, according to a survey of 1,000 young people conducted for pfeg and NCB to mark the launch of the toolkit.
 

 

Our chief executive Tracey Bleakley says: “It is crucial that we get young people actively involved in the campaign for financial education, and it’s great to see their enthusiasm and ideas having a real impact on what we are trying to do.  We have to ensure that young people are given the skills they need to make informed decisions about their finances, and the launch of this toolkit means that young people can now take that message to their peers themselves.”
 

 

For more information, download the toolkit, a case study of the local campaign run by the Arun Youth Council and information sheet for teachers - all from http://www.youngncb.org.uk/what_were_up_to/resources.aspx