FinFit Logo 2016The FCCLA Financial Fitness national peer education program involves youth teaching one another how to make, save, and spend money wisely. Through FCCLA’s Financial Fitness program, youth plan and carry out projects that help them and their peers learn to become wise financial managers and smart consumer.

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.

  • Inform and inspire teens to sharpen their skills in money management, consumerism, and financial planning.
  • Create a national network of young people who use teen-to-teen communications to share information.
  • Provide teenagers with an opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills by being peer educators.

Financial Fitness project relates to one of the following four units:

  • Earning – sharpen on-the-job financial fitness
  • Spending – track and plan personal spending
  • Saving – conquer bank accounts, credit, and investments
  • Protecting – keep financial and personal interests safe

Awards

Colorado FCCLA offers two types of state recognition to chapters that complete Financial Fitness projects.

  1. State Project Awards: Chapters apply to showcase their hard work and innovative projects with the Colorado Program Award Application. The 1st place chapter honor may include cash awards and special recognition at the State Leadership Conference, online, and in Colorado Comments newsletter.
  2. State General Recognition: Individuals and chapters that complete a National Program project may complete theĀ State Recognition for National Program Participation Form and receive a certificate of participation and special pre-show recognition at the State Leadership Conference.

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