By Beth Fitzgerald
Since New Jersey made financial literacy part of the public school curriculum four years ago, Junior Achievement of New Jersey has seen the growth of its financial education programs designed to help students learn how to save and budget their money.
JANJ reported that in the past school year, 44,569 New Jersey students were taught, at no cost, the JANJ program by teachers and trained volunteers from the business community.
A nonprofit founded in 1919, Junior Achievement provides schools with curriculum in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
JANJ President Catherine Milone said more New Jersey schools are using the organization’s free financial literacy programs to meet the state requirements.