Programs » Financial Fitness
The goal of Financial Fitness is to inform and inspire teens to sharpen their skills in money management, consumerism, and financial planning. Although the income of your typical teen is limited, they tend to spend a tremendous amount of money. This program will help students learn to manage their money wisely. Teens who learn to handle their finances will become adults who know how to manage their money in order to build better lives for themselves and their families and to strengthen the economy.
Financial Fitness Goals:
Financial Fitness Units:
Each youth-created Financial Fitness project relates to one of the following five units:
FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete Financial Fitness projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Financial Fitness Program Award Application.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1. The online system will automatically close March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Click here to view your archived Financial Fitness Program Award Application.
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