WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The importance of financial literacy and smart money management is the focus of a State Summer Reading Program.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson launched the Indiana Secretary of State Summer Reading Program Monday. She said the program is geared towards teaching students how money works, the importance of saving money and how to earn money. Lawson said you are never too young to learn smart money skills.
“As students leave the classroom behind for summer break, it’s time to start thinking about how to maximize the long days,” Lawson told News 18 in a release. “This summer, I encourage students to participate in my summer reading program, geared around the important topic of financial literacy. You are never too young to learn how money and smart decisions affect you. I hope Hoosier students will learn about smart money management skills and how to apply them to their own lives.”
This program is part of Lawson’s enhanced focus on financial literacy outreach. Lawson said she works to increase financial literacy in Hoosiers and to educate them about the various types of securities fraud.
The program is funded primarily by fines imposed on violators of securities laws, Lawson said.
For more information about the Summer Reading Program, head to the Indiana Secretary of State’s website.