JABC is pleased to announce a partnership with G&F Financial Group and TELUS Vancouver Community Board to support the delivery of JABC’s Personal Finance program during its pilot year in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Personal Finance is JA’s new financial literacy program for Grade 11-12 students. Financial contributions from G&F Financial Group and TELUS Vancouver Community Board will help deliver the program to 16 classrooms in the first year. The program teaches students personal money management skills, including key elements of personal finance ­– such as spending wisely, budgeting, saving, investing and using credit. Program volunteers take students through interactive lessons to boost their self-confidence so they can apply their new knowledge to their lives immediately.

Curtis Rowe, Senior Manager of Community Investment, and Manager of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board said, “The direct investment of TELUS, supporting eight Personal Finance class deliveries, was inspired by our focus on enabling youth to succeed. We have the conviction that financial literacy education for youth in Grades 11 and 12 is critical because this is a time when students are considering their options for post-secondary education, whether trades, college or university.”

Michael Atkinson, Senior Vice President, Wealth and Advice said, “G&F Financial Group is pleased to partner with TELUS Vancouver Community Board and JABC in the delivery of Personal Finance programs. We believe financial literacy is critical to the prosperity and financial well-being of all Canadians. In addition to our financial support of eight class deliveries, our staff will volunteer as facilitators. By sharing our knowledge, we hope to help young students achieve their own bright horizons and live successful lives.”

“We are grateful for the support of G&F Financial Group and TELUS Community Board. Their contribution will enable JABC to continue educating youth about the importance of having a personal finance plan and clear goals for their financial security,” said Sheila Biggers, JABC’s President and CEO.

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