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As part of its mission of youth engagement, PBS Charlotte in partnership with Ally Financial conducted a one-month financial literacy program at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg after-school sites primarily concentrated in low-income neighborhoods. Participants explored the relationships between earning, spending and saving through a series of financial literacy workshops. At the end of the program, PBS Charlotte reported:
“Outcomes: Pre-assessment survey: 98% of student participants were not familiar with money management concepts.”
“Post-assessment survey: 100% of students were more comfortable with money transactions, showed accuracy in counting money, and had a better sense of the relationship between earning, spending and saving."