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Schools That Work
Ariel Community Academy
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
An Early Start on Financial Literacy Pays Off
Teaching about finance begins in kindergarten at Ariel Community Academy, a public K-8 school on the south side of Chicago, with the goal of helping students develop real-world decision-making skills that will guide them later in life.
Getting an Early Start on Financial Literacy
A financial-literacy curriculum provides real-world context for learning and helps students directly connect school with their future goals.
Infographic: The Value of Financial Literacy
Students who learn financial literacy skills gain a wealth of knowledge that will yield returns well into their future.
Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy
Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.