MyBnk has teamed up with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to bring Global Money Week 2021 to young people across the UK.

From 22nd-28th March our experts will beam personal finance lessons into classrooms and youth organisations, delivering 100 hours of money lessons to 1,000 young people. The work is backed by the likes of the Money and Pensions Service, Quilter Foundation and Kickstart Money.

It is also Debt Awareness Week, run by the charity Stepchange. MyBnk will be helping care leavers avoid and deal with debt.

An alliance of 175 countries and 40 million young people are raising awareness of financial education for young people. The theme for this year: “Take care of yourself, take care of your money.”

Things you can do:

  • Free Resources – Teachers and parents can download special GMW lesson plans and resources on currency, shorting and the risks of social media investment posts.
  • Online Courses – Teach your children the value of money with MyBnk’s free online courses for 5-11 year olds at Youth-friendly videos and games and new parent guides will show you how to support your child to set positive habits, like saving and mindful spending. A special ‘green-money’ course, developed with UK Power Networks, will help cut bills whilst boosting your child’s financial capabilities.
  • Digital Tools – Developed with The Mix and Money and Pensions Service, we have videos, chatbots, e-learning courses and guides to help 16-25 year olds tackle money worries head on. Items include a saving text message service and a special course on becoming financially independent at university covering banking, borrowing, budgeting and spending.
  • Impact – Finally, for those looking to dig a little deeper into financial education, MyBnk have just launched our Annual Report featuring independent impact reports, covid-related innovations and ambitious plans for the future. We boast the UK’s largest evidence base for the effectiveness of financial education for young people, including new research on gender and deprivation.

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