COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement (JA) is releasing a free guide for teens titled Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19. The guide answers teens' questions about the economic implications of COVID-19, including "Why are some store shelves empty?", "Why are some people losing their jobs?" and "Are we going into a recession or even a depression?" The guide is available at JA.org/MakingSense.
"While social distancing is essential to fighting COVID-19, the disease and the steps we must take to address it are having a financial impact. Our goal is to help young people better understand what's happening," said Jack E. Kosakowski, President, and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "April is Financial Literacy Month, and this is an important time to be sharing this kind of information."
The guide is written for middle school and high school students in mind. It uses relatable examples to explain what a recession is, how the Federal Reserve works, and steps being taken by the government and the private sector to deal with the economic impact associated with COVID-19. JA is also offering free resources to teachers and parents who may have students finishing school online this semester. Those resources are available at JA.org/Tomorrows.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
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 nearly 4.8 million students per year in 106 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
SOURCE Junior Achievement USA