I had the incredible honor of meeting Ray Martin on the weekend and we had a good chat about FLY. His words of encouragement were honestly overwhelming 😊😳🤭☺️✈️📚🙏🏻 so we keep striving and thank you all for supporting this great cause, to increase financial literacy for our ...children & future generations 💪🏻
It was a great honor to have our finance business Evolve - Loans. Super. Insurance nominated for various awards a few weeks back! Jai Hobbs has been in the finance industry for over 16 years now and it is so great to be able to share knowledge and wisdom through the pages of FLY Handbook to help ...our next generations live their best lives!
High School Principals & SCHOOL COMMUNITIES! We've been busy writing to Education Ministers! And guess what!?
Both Federal and State Ministers for Education wrote back to us this week 🙌
The common feedback was:
• Financial capability of children and young ...people is important;
• YOU (School Principals, in consultation with the school community) are the ultimate DECISION MAKERS for your school regarding the application of the curriculum and the learning resources used at your school;
• Existing Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Economics and Business subjects provide the platform for financial literacy education;
• We have been encouraged to reach out to you and introduce FLY, as a potential new financial literacy learning resource for your school.
FLY is a credible and comprehensive financial literacy tool written especially for high schoolers. It is suitable to be used as a textbook and/or a school leavers gift.
Published by the world’s largest publisher Penguin Random House and written by three parents who are experts in Finance, Law and Journalism, FLY is both credible and well referenced to help make teaching financial literacy a breeze. Its handbook format also makes it the perfect book for students to keep handy and refer back to, for many years to come.
Your help and support in utilising FLY as a learning resource at your high school will see our mission fulfilled; to help our youth make informed financial decisions and spread their wings as they embrace life after school.
We can’t wait to work with you!
For further information please visit: www.financiallyliterateyouth.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Parents and friends: please tag, share, copy, paste and email to your high school Principals or contacts!!! The more we can spread the word the better for our youth!
It's been a bit of an exciting week here with FLY after receiving a supportive letter of reply from this man, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Education and Youth.
He offered some very helpful insights which may be of interest to you also so I thought I would share... ...
"The Australian Curriculum for Foundation to Year 10, endorsed by all Education Ministers in 2015, offers opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches that support the development of consumer and financial literacy in students. This features explicitly in Mathematics and Humanities and Social Sciences. For example, within Mathematics the number and algebra content strand include money and financial mathematics, as well as the use of models to make financial decisions. In Humanities and Social Sciences, students explore how to make informed consumer and financial decisions and consider how these decisions can affect individuals, the broader community and the environment. Students are introduced to basic economic concepts such as scarcity, the business environment and the world of work.
In addition, the Year 7−10 Australian and Business covers the importance of financial planning, the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses, how people manage financial risks and rewards, as well as the role and purpose of taxation and superannuation.
While the Government plays a national leadership role in school education, state and territory government and education authorities and individual schools are responsible for the day−to−day delivery of education programs. They make decisions about the translation of the Australian Curriculum into the curriculum that is experienced by students, considering their context and community needs. These decisions also include the selection of resources they use. You may like to consider contacting the state and territory government and school authorities to provide them with information on your program."
He was extremely helpful with providing the relevant contacts and we'll be sending a letter and copy of FLY off to them all this week and see what happens!
Our mission is to see FLY in as many high schooler's hands as possible. Hopefully this is one big step further towards that dream!
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FLY has featured in PakMag Cairns this month 🙌
A special thanks to Bree James for her incredible magazine and the feature. Jai Hobbs is also coming up soon on Bree's podcast.
Watch this space! x
This may just be one of my favourite reviews yet!!!
Check out this incredible article by Sarah Cupitt at W'SUP News (WS University Magazine). She is our target reader and we are absolutely stoked with what she thought and has shared with us in this article! Take a read...