PITTSBURGH, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania has announced that it has posted a financial terms dictionary for use free of charge. As part of its celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the dictionary contains clear, comprehensive definitions of more than 150 important financial terms that students need to understand when learning about the economy, social studies, history and business.
Written in a layman's style with simple definitions, the dictionary includes traditional terms, like "liquid assets," along with more contemporary terms, like "Brexit." In addition, it is compiled so that teachers could use it as part of their curriculum during April's Financial Literacy Month, as well as throughout the school year.
The dictionary can be found at https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-westernpa/financial-literacy-terms.
Junior Achievement encourages feedback and suggested terms to add to this list, so that it becomes a constantly updated resource. Any reader who has a question on a definition or would like to add a word to the list is encouraged to send their comment or request to email@example.com . The dictionary will be updated once each month for the next twelve months to address these comments and suggestions.
"Junior Achievement is very pleased to publish this Financial Terms Dictionary," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. "Teaching financial literacy to school students is one of the key focus areas of our organization. We see this as part of the knowledge needed to help prepare students for the future so they can reach their full potential. I hope that people have fun with this Dictionary and through feedback from users throughout the upcoming year it continues to grow significantly in its size and use."
About Junior Achievement
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. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today JA reaches more than 66,000 students in western PA through some 3,300 local volunteers. JA USA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit http://JAWesternpa.org for more information.
Contact: Erin Burry, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (412) 208-4747 x121
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