Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Releases Free Resource to Help Teens Understand Financial Impact of COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020 by

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(Hartford, CT) – Junior Achievement of Southwest New England is releasing a free resource for teens titled Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19. The guide is designed to answer teens’ questions about the economic implications of COVID-19, including “Why are some store shelves empty?”, “Why are some people losing their jobs?” and “Are we going into a recession, or even a depression?” The guide is available at JA.org/MakingSense.

“While social distancing is essential to fighting COVID-19, the disease and the steps we must take to address it are having a financial impact. Our goal is to help young people better understand what’s happening,” said Junior Achievement of Southwest New England President, Jeremy Race. “April is Financial Literacy Month, and this is really an important time to be sharing this kind of information.”

The guide is written with middle school and high school students in mind. It uses relatable examples to explain what a recession is, how the Federal Reserve works and steps being taken by government and the private sector to deal with the economic impact associated with COVID-19. JA is also offering free resources to teachers and parents whose students and children are completing school work remotely during this crisis. Those resources are available at www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-swne/ja-programs.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.  An array of Junior Achievement programs – specifically designed for students from kindergarten through 12th grade – are delivered by local business professionals, parents, retirees, and college students, using JA curriculum and experiential programs.  

To learn more about Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s mission as well as their impactful events and programs, please call at 860-525-4510 or visit their website at www.jaconn.org.

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