Crystal Faulkner, President of Accounting for Kids, Inc.; CPA, CFFA, Market Leader and Partner with MCM CPAs and Advisors, LLP.
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17th Annual Accounting For Kids Day Is November 16
November 16, 2016 — Accounting for Kids, Inc. will celebrate their 17th annual Accounting for Kids Day (AFK) on November 16th. The mission of AFK is to introduce financial concepts to children in a fun and interactive manner and to encourage financial and business professionals to become tutors and mentors to disadvantaged children.
The goal of AFK is to help children develop lifelong skills that will benefit them throughout the process of everyday living, said Crystal Faulkner, co-founder of Accounting for Kids, and partner at MCM CPAs and Advisors (MCM). “Without financial literacy children lack the confidence and decision-making power which ultimately determines their financial future.”
The mission of AFK Day (TM) is to present financial concepts to children in a fun and interactive manner and encourage financial and business professionals to become mentors and tutors. With the continued support of Huntington Bank and numerous other sponsors, AFK Day will have approximately 600 volunteers reach 135 classrooms in 25 schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati.
The students and volunteers play a game called FETCH! ®, which stands for Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits ®. The FETCH! ® Game, which was created and is owned by The Ohio Society of CPAs, was developed with guidance from elementary school teachers and a curriculum developer. FETCH! ® is a classroom board game that teaches children important money management skills that will help them grow into adults who make smart financial decisions.
“AFK Day continues to grow because of the sponsors and volunteers who care enough to have an impact on the lives of children involved,” said Faulkner. “Demonstrating to children how to be economically responsible provides them with more opportunities to accomplish overall success in life.”
About Accounting for Kids, Inc.
Accounting for Kids, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that annually organizes Accounting for Kids Day. It was founded in 2001 by Cooney Faulkner & Stevens, LLC as “A Time To Give Back” to the Cincinnati community by spending a day focusing on math and financial concepts at inner-city schools. The mission of Accounting for Kids, Inc. is to introduce financial literacy concepts to children in a fun and interactive manner and to inspire financial professionals to consider becoming a mentor or tutor for a child.