Financial Beginnings believes financial education promotes equitable opportunities for economic advancement. Programs provide relevant, real-world financial knowledge to high-risk and economically-vulnerable populations.
Financial Beginnings’ programs are always provided at no cost to partner or participant. Programs are full-service, meaning Financial Beginnings supplies all curriculum and supplemental materials, which are mailed to colleges or community groups who schedule programming. Financial Beginnings also provides trained volunteers who teach the lessons of each program. Colleges and community organizations can sign up here, or learn more by contacting Programs@FinancialBeginnings.org.
Teaching high school students and young adults critical personal finance concepts.
Financial Foundations provides high school students and young adults with a detailed introduction to key personal finance concepts. Financial Foundations is comprised of five subjects: Banking, Budgeting, Credit, Investing, and Risk Management. Each subject includes hands-on learning, taught over two, one-hour classes or an hour and a half block period. Educators can choose which subject(s) best fit their class needs, though most educators request the full five subjects.
Providing lessons for high school and college students on career, college, and money management.
Pathways provides lessons for high school and college students on career, college, and money management. Pathways provides five subjects: three for high school students about career path, comparing schools, and financing college, and two for college students about reducing debt accumulation and managing debt after college. All subject are about 60 to 90 minutes long and are taught by a trained Financial Beginnings volunteer.