Introduction to the World of Personal Finance
Financial Footings is a two-step program that includes specific activities and learning objectives.
Taught by students' classroom teachers.
Students are introduced to coins and dollar bills, the connection between working and earning money, discerning needs from wants, and the role of banks and credit unions.
Taught by Financial Beginnings volunteer.
Students learn a brief history of money, supply and demand, how to create a budget, how to utilize banks and credit unions, and how credit and interest works.
Full-Service Approach to Program Delivery
Curriculum meets state standards and is designed using national best practices.
Industry professionals are trained to teach engaging lessons and activities from Step 2 programming. These presenters can truly connect with youth by delivering a relevant program.
Participants are provided a resource guide filled with valuable financial lessons to use during sessions and to take home for continued learning and application. All materials are provided at no cost to schools or participants.
Schools and community groups schedule programming online to fit their needs. Financial Beginnings takes care of the rest.
The Financial Footings program covers four important topics, usually broken into four 1-hour sessions, which can be scheduled to fit each teacher's needs. In addition to financial education, students are left with a message of responsibility and a solid footing for a bright financial future.
What We Provide
We provide all students with a copy of the curriculum and all necessary supplemental materials, which will be sent to the school directly, prior to the program. It is our job to make teachers' work easier; we handle all the details and offer a program that enhances the standards-based math and life-skills teachers are already teaching.
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