THE CENTSABLES FINANCIAL LITERACY INITIATIVE
WHAT WE DO:
Help kids to a brighter future…starting tomorrow.
There’s a new breed of superheroes in schools, local financial institutions, Saturday morning TV, and now, on mobile devices across America. The award-winning The Centsables program introduces kids to financial concepts as it enthralls them in action adventures. This groundbreaking, multi-media initiative offers children practical, real-life skills that can help them begin to make smart decisions
WHAT WE OFFER:
The Centsables TV series: winning awards by winning over kids.
Fox Business Network, Saturday mornings at 11 AM ET
Check the cable TV listings for your local Fox Biz channel.
Aimed at viewers ages 6-12, The Centsables TV series is built around six lovable super-friends. Bankers by day, heroes by choice, they dispatch evil villains and rescue the citizens of Centsinnati from financial disaster while modeling diversity, good money choices, and prosocial skills. Episodes also feature Quiz Kids Game segments with financial facts and trivia that add to the learning and fun.
The Centsables TV series was recently honored by the internationally respected Parents’ Choice Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting quality media for children. The show received a Parents’ Choice Award based upon its educational value and benefits to children’s social and emotional growth and well-being.
Centsables.com: interactive instruction that’s super fun.
The adventures – and the learning – continue with a fact- and fun-packed website, where the Centsables lead kids through practical, real-life lessons on banking, investing, credit, and more. Plus there’s games, puzzles, serialized comic books, an informative parent link, downloadable lesson plans and other materials.
Retail Savings For Kids Program: in more than 40 financial institutions.
This proprietary program encourages young savers to open accounts, earn rewards, and build their saving habit. Components include welcome kits, co-branded Centsables prizes, and marketing materials and branch signage. Customized mobile tours, presentations and branch events are also available.
Lesson modules: earning top grades with teachers and parents.
The Centsables classroom component is designed to fit effortlessly into a teacher’s demanding curriculum. It includes TV episodes, related lesson plans, and student worksheets. The parent modules also include ways to capitalize on ‘teaching moments’ in everyday family life
WHAT WE NEED:
Advocates like you to get the word out!
The Centsables ask all JumpStart’s supporters to reach out to every school district, organization, club, and parent group you know, urging them to bring the Centsables TV show into their homes, lesson modules into their classrooms, and Dash for Cash to their mobile devices. So a financially secure future can begin tomorrow for all the youngsters in your area…and never stop.
The Centsables Dash for Cash: a mobile game that’s app-solutely habit forming.
The Centsables Dash for Cash is for kids ages 5 – 10 (and for grown-ups too). The game combines fast action, skills and fun-ancial literacy, as players try to collect their goal amount of falling currency while avoiding obstacles in their path. As players complete each of 20 increasingly challenging levels, they discover a fun money fact. Available for IOS and android devices, free of charge.
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