Receiving a first paycheck is an exciting day in a teenager’s life, but it can also be a sharp lesson for those unfamiliar with how the country’s withholding system works. The APA created the Money Matters National Education Day (MMEND) volunteer program to help improve financial literacy in the community and better educate teens about the power of their paycheck.
Join hundreds of passionate volunteers on Money Matters National Education Day, September 8, and throughout the month of September to teach paychecks 101 to future leaders. Volunteers from across the country teach America’s youth about FICA, income tax, Form W-2, Form W-4, and more to give them the knowledge they need to make smart, informed decisions on how they’re paid. Becoming a volunteer is easy; visit www.nationalpayrollweek.com and sign up to volunteer.
After filling out the volunteer form, you will receive the custom MMNED “Bring Home the Gold” lesson plan, student guide, and PowerPoint presentation. All volunteers who teach a lesson are also eligible to receive 1 RCH from the APA. Along with teaching supplies, the APA provides a training webinar on demand for new or returning volunteers to help them master the ins and outs of teaching the curriculum.
These free resources should not be taken as tax or legal advice. Content provided is intended as general information. Tax regulations and laws change and the impact of laws can vary. Consult a tax advisor, CPA or lawyer for guidance on your specific situation.