The Financial Literacy of Native American Youth


Tests of high school students conducted by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy indicate that Native American youth are less prepared to make informed financial choices than most of their peers. Jump$tart and the members of the Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC) are working to close the gap between Native youth and their peers by advocating for improved financial education opportunities in Native communities. 

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Jorgensen, Miriam, Lewis Mandell. "The Financial Literacy of Native American Youth." The Native Financial Education Coalition, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and Merrill Lynch. First Nations Oweesta Corporation. Rapid City, South Dakota. April 2007. Report.

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