Client News: The Georgia Society of CPAs Teaches Financial Literacy to Middle School Students
ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2016) – Eighth-grade students throughout the state learned about the importance of saving and budgeting during The Georgia Society of CPAs’ (GSCPA) fourth annual financial literacy day. The program, Millennial Money, gave 100 certified public accountants (CPAs) the opportunity to visit middle school classrooms to teach basic financial concepts, such as saving, investing and budgeting to almost 4,000 eighth-graders.
“As trusted advisers, CPAs have the knowledge and expertise to educate the next generation about financial literacy and prepare them for a financially stable future,” GSCPA CEO Boyd Search said.
The Millennial Money program includes an interactive game that lets students see how their future earnings will align with their expenses. A downloadable spreadsheet was also provided to help students visually track their spending and manage their budget.
“I think programs like Millennial Money are important for students, especially at this age, because one day they are going to be independent. A lot of them are starting to have jobs now, and it’s important that they learn how to save, budget, and spend money,” said Crabapple Middle School Counselor Hina Patel.
GSCPA is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With almost 14,000 members throughout the state, the purpose of GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit www.gscpa.org.