To help fight the Financial Illiteracy Monster that looms about, Traveling Stories works to educate the young minds that visit our weekly StoryTent programs.
Traveling Stories established the “book buck” system to teach children basic financial literacy skills – how to earn, how to save, how to spend wisely. For every book a child reads, they earn a book buck. If they tackle an especially large or challenging book, they have the right to negotiate with a volunteer for additional book bucks. The book bucks earned can then be used to purchase a variety of prizes.
It is our hope that with programs like this in place, we can help to change the current statistics, and help more of the world’s youth become financially literate.