NGPF Documentary: The Most Important Class You Never Had [Updates]
We've added three bonus videos from Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin which you can find on our documentary webpage that feature these teachers and their students:
- Brian Page: Reading High School (OH)
- Joel Chrisler of Sauk Prairie High School (WI)
- Karsten Walker and Cole Kelley of Alpine School District (UT)
- 36 minute documentary "Most Important Class You Never Had"
- 90 second student trailer that you can use to promote your program. Student voice is so important!
- Short trailer to share with your school community, your admin, school board and the business community.
Details on the documentary here:
[Part 5] 12:34 - 17:26 Rhinelander High School (WI); Patrick Kubeny teaches teens in the Wisconsin Northwoods the value of saving for a financially uncertain future. Includes footage from statewide Finance and Investment Bowl.
[Part 6] 17:27 - 21:52 Sharyland High School Student (TX); Cultural challenges with money are addressed by a consumer science teacher, Amanda Medina, in a minority majority school district in a South Texas border town
[Part 7] 21:53 - 26:06 Elizabethtown High School (KY); Teacher-Advocate Alex Todd unites two state politicians from opposing parties to pass sweeping, state-wide legislation for personal finance education.
[Part 8] 26:07 - 30:48 Utah state leaders discuss what has made them national leader in financial education; includes inspiring story of how personal finance teacher, Angela Short, pulled her own family from financial ruin as a direct result of teaching this course.
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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