Mission 2025 Update: Award Grantees

Apr 28, 2021

Earlier this month, NGPF announced Mission 2025: a grant program awarding $1,000 to schools implementing a new standalone personal finance elective course during or after the 2021-2022 school year. 


We are pleased to announce that since our launch, 10 schools across the country have already been selected as grant recipients. Please join us in celebrating the educators of the first ten grantee schools where students will soon have access to a one-semester personal finance elective!

  • Travis Rasso - Randall K. Cooper High School (Union, KY)
  • Phillip Bandoch - Brighton High School (Brighton, CO)
  • Matthew Strine - Monessen High School (Monessen, PA)
  • David Voyt - Almont High School (Almont, MI)
  • Kylee Holliday - Alexis I. duPont High School (Wilmington, DE)
  • Joshua Getka - Woodbridge High School (Greenwood, DE)
  • Marcy Decker - California City High School (California City, CA)
  • Tim Wells - DeForest Area High School (DeForest, WI)
  • Natalie McCullough - Pierce High School (Arbuckle, CA)
  • Michelina Anderson - Cab Calloway School of the Arts (Wilmington, DE)


Here’s what Marcy Decker (California City High School), who plans to use the grant funds to take her students on a field trip to a financial institution, had to say about the grant award:

“We couldn’t be more excited about this grant and what it means for our students. This personal finance class will help our students broaden their financial knowledge and be better prepared to make sound financial decisions as adults. By providing them the financial education that they need, our hope is that students can take control of their financial future.”

To apply for the grant, click here.

About the Author

Ren Makino

Ren has been working part-time at NGPF since 2014, interning through high school and college. With his knowledge growing alongside NGPF, after graduating from college in 2020, he joined the team to work full time with a focus on teacher onboarding. He is also the editor of the NGPF podcast and makes sure it is accessible to teachers on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music. During his free time, he likes to try out coffees from different roasters across the world and try out new brewing methods, even though personal finance gurus tend to caution against buying a cup of joe.