We are expanding the financial literacy debate series! Let us know if your institution is interested in sponsoring a debate in one of our leagues in 2020.
Only 1 in 5 high school graduates possess basic financial knowledge and skills. And those with lower financial literacy accumulate less wealth over their lifetimes and are less likely to save for retirement.
These effects are magnified for students of color and women.
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL), with the support of Citi Foundation, is using the rigor and competition of debate to improve the financial literacy of high school students and prepare young people to succeed and lead in the 21st century.
Students participating in the program attend schools where 50 percent or more of the students are from low to moderate-income families.
Students will debate future financial decisions that they will have to make in adulthood. Previous topics include renting versus owning a home, and 2-year versus 4-year colleges.
The 2018 Financial Literacy Debate series will take place in May in seven cities across the country.
There are many benefits to sponsoring a financial literacy debate series, including:
- Helping young people make better financial decisions, and empowering them to succeed in college and in their careers.
- Investing resources and expertise in low to moderate-income communities.
- Providing opportunities for your employees to give back and help prepare students to debate the topic by teaching financial literacy workshops. Employees will also be able to judge the financial literacy debates and choose the winners.