JA Dig­i­tal Cam­pus launches in Saskatchew­an

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Ju­nior Achieve­ment and In­no­va­tion Credit Union are col­lab­o­rat­ing to pro­vide ac­cess to fi­nan­cial literacy cour­ses to stu­dents across Saskatchew­an through a new Dig­i­tal Cam­pus.

As Cana­di­ans deal with the eco­nomic im­pact of the COVID-19 pan­demic, the need for strong fi­nan­cial literacy across all age groups is crit­i­cal in achiev­ing a speedy re­cov­ery. Rec­og­niz­ing this need, JA Canada has worked with its part­ners to de­velop a dig­i­tal cam­pus to of­fer fi­nan­cial literacy cour­ses for youth across Canada.

JA in Saskatchew­an is thrilled to col­lab­o­rate with In­no­va­tion Credit Union to of­fer pro­grams for stu­dents from grades 3 through 10 in the 2020/2021 school year. Lev­er­ag­ing the new dig­i­tal cam­pus, schools, teach­ers, and stu­dents can now ac­cess classes and videos that will:

• en­tice elementary school stu­dents to ex­plore busi­ness and the role money plays in ev­ery­day life,

• en­cour­age mid­dle school stu­dents to set goals, build bud­gets, and make in­formed de­ci­sions about money to help them meet those goals, and

• in­spire high school stu­dents to eval­u­ate their strengths and iden­tify ca­reer op­tions that will em­power them to meet their long term per­sonal and fi­nan­cial goals. “In­no­va­tion’s sup­port will al­low every stu­dent from across Saskatchew­an on-line ac­cess to a wide va­ri­ety of free pro­grams around fi­nan­cial literacy, en­trepreneur­ship and work­place readi­ness,” says Gen­eral Man­ager, Kather­ine Gagne.

“Youth in our province need our sup­port to suc­ceed. Through pro­grams on the JA Dig­i­tal Cam­pus, to schol­ar­ships for post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion, and ac­cess to free fi­nan­cial ad­vice, In­no­va­tion Credit Union is ex­cited to of­fer the build­ing blocks our mem­bers need to cre­ate thriv­ing busi­nesses, com­mu­ni­ties, and fam­i­lies for gen­er­a­tions to come.” ex­plains Daniel John­son, CEO at In­no­va­tion Credit Union.

This year marks the launch of four key on-line classes across Saskatchew­an rang­ing from grades 3 through 10: More Than Money, Our Busi­ness World, Dol­lars With Sense and Eco­nom­ics For Suc­cess. Based on de­mand from stu­dents and teach­ers, there is an op­por­tu­nity to grow these of­fer­ings to in­clude more classes in 2022.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit: ja­canada. org/saskatchew­an.

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