A commitment to education

RACQ plays a pivotal role in helping today’s youth and teachers.

RACQ is responsible for a range of education programs that benefit not only students but also teachers.

These programs include the newly implemented financial literacy program CashIQ, Staffroom for Improvement and the RACQ Storybook competition.

CashIQ

RACQ’s education team delivers multiple award-winning safety and educational programs, including Docudrama, Streets Ahead, Streets Above, Kids and Cars, DriverIQ and Turning Pro.

With the backing of RACQ Bank, the education team has also launched its first ever financial literacy program, Cash IQ.

The 50-minute presentation teaches year 11 and 12 students to make informed financial choices and looks at how those decisions may affect their long-term goals.

RACQ’s Head of Community and Education David Contarini said educating students in financial capabilities was imperative.

“Being financially literate is so important for students of today,” Mr Contarini said.

“It’s a great fit with existing programs like Docudrama, which was designed to keep students well-informed, educated and safe for when they head out into the ‘real world’ after high school.

RACQ Team Leader of Education Rhonda McKenzie said the programs had been taught and well received at schools throughout Queensland, with the Education Team working in schools in South East, Central and North Queensland with plans to expand in to Far North Queensland in 2019.

“Teachers and students both respond well to the programs as they are based in the latest research and are responsive to the ways young people learn,” she said.

“The kids love the programs because they are interactive and engaging.  They consider the choices they have, are challenged to think about their behaviour in situations and how they can utilise the strategies we teach.”

To learn more about CashIQ check out the latest edition of The Road Ahead and Digital Road Ahead.

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