Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


For several years, advocacy groups have recognized the need to strengthen financial education in the K-12 schools. This is why age-appropriate saving and spending activities which can be implemented by teachers and community leaders have great potential to help students develop wise consumer behaviors. Even though today's school children are facing an increasingly perplex and hazardous financial world, I have implemented a program titled "Junior Achievement: More than Money: Dollars and Sense" to teach them fundamental strategies to thrive both financially and economically. This interactive, educational lesson program was designed to help students access personal skills, interests and values in relation to economics and business curriculum provided by Junior Achievement of Southern California. Through six thirty minute sessions implemented via this project, a group of approximately twenty students gained strategies for understanding the economic benefits of education, exploring career options, learning job-hunting skills and practicing personals and business financial management.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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