Achieving financial well-being as an adult is about more than how much money you make or whether you’re able to do your taxes, balance your checkbook, or pay your bills. It’s about having control over your money and being able to make choices that allow you to enjoy life. Developing the key skills necessary to making the appropriate financial choices starts in early childhood.
In this 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session you will discover free resources for building youth financial capability skills through story time. CFPB will introduce you to the Money as You Grow bookshelf and the Money Monsters. Learn how to integrating these story books and resources into your classroom to build youth financial knowledge, skills and developing habits and norms that builds adult financial well-being.
Leslie Jones is a Youth Financial Education Analyst at the CFPB. She is a former business teacher, instructional designer, curriculum supervisor and developer. She advises on the benefits of K-12 financial education and the challenges of incorporating personal finance topics into K-12 courses.
Leslie is a certified business teacher in Virginia. She was recognized in three editions (2000-2005) of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and was a member of the 2004 National Outstanding High School Business Department - sponsored by the Association Career and Technical Educators (ACTE).
Leslie has a Master's Degree in Instructional Design and Development from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and two Bachelor's Degrees: one from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH in Marketing Education and the other from Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH in Arts Management and Sales.