You know why. Here's how in 5 proven steps.

Find your step in the Mission 2030 timeline, and start expanding access to life-changing financial education.

WEAVE PERSONAL FINANCE INTO RELATED COURSES

If a standalone Personal Finance course is not already in place at your school, start your Mission 2030 journey by embedding personal finance lessons into existing courses.

ECONOMICS

The integration between Economics and Personal Finance is increasingly popular.

Popular Units: Saving, Investing, Taxes, Behavioral Economics, Types of Credit

Explore More: NGPF's Econ Directory and EconExtra Blog Series

MATH

Personal finance skills can be real-world applications of math standards. 

Popular Units: Budgeting, Managing Credit, Checking, Saving, Investing, Insurance

Explore More: NGPF's Math Collection, Math Monday Blog Series

NEW! Financial Algebra Course

BUSINESS, CTE, and FACS

Several classes within these departments can include personal finance standards.

Popular Units: Entrepreneurship, Budgeting, Career

Explore More: FinCap Friday, Question of the Day

BUSY TEACHER TIP: Start with a quick weekly personal finance routine like Question of the Day, FinCap Friday, or Arcade Games. This will give students a chance to engage with personal finance without crowding out your required standards.

MISSION 2025 GRANTS FOR NEW PERSONAL FINANCE ELECTIVES

With FREE Curriculum and Teacher PD, the NGPF community has removed many of the barriers to establishing a new personal finance elective.

You have the tools. You have the power. Now you have a $1,000 monetary incentive for your school to make this change happen for the 1 in 3 U.S. high schoolers who do not have access to a standalone personal finance course today.

Launch a new personal finance elective, earn $1,000 in grant funds for your school. Funds are issued to the first 1,000 high schools to make this crucial change.

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WHY FOCUS ON REGISTRATION?

As your course becomes more popular, your argument for why ALL students should be guaranteed to take personal finance becomes easier. Supercharge your course's growth.

 

PROMOTE WORD-OF-MOUTH

  • Give students an extra credit Public Service Announcement Poster Project in which their goal is to encourage their peers to enroll in personal finance.
  • Invite recent graduates to your class as guest speakers to talk about how lessons and skills they learned in your class have impacted them in the real world.

 

ENGAGE MULTIPLE GENERATIONS

  

BUILD THE COMMUNITY BUZZ

  • Elect a handful of organized student leaders to distribute NGPF’s Universal Financial Education Survey to as many peers, parents, local business leaders, recent graduates, and other important stakeholders as possible. This will give you valuable testimonials you can use to persuade more students to enroll in your course.
  • Issue your copy of NGPF’s End-of-Course Survey Template to students. Use what you learn to improve instruction and promote your course further.

 

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

  • Help students launch a Personal Finance Club or Investing Club to keep the learning going outside the classroom.
PRO TIP: Have students reach out to neighboring schools/districts to join forces.
  • Create a student volunteer group that teaches after-school programs for Middle School students in personal finance concepts.
PRO TIP: Students can use some of the same activities and games from your class and assess the reactions of middle school students.

GOLD STANDARD CHALLENGE GRANTS

Earn up to $10k for your school or $30k for your district from NGPF’s Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program when you adopt a standalone personal finance course that all students take before graduation.

Grant application window closes August 31, 2022.

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DON'T REINVENT THE WHEEL

Thousands of teachers have convinced their schools to make personal finance a graduation requirement. Use what they’ve learned to save time and make your case even more effective:

Tell your story, and help fellow educators expand access to life-changing financial education just like you have.

Contribute your story to the fast growing #mission2030 movement to guarantee personal finance courses for all young people before graduation. Imagine the teachers whose courage your story will inspire!

  • Start a conversation about why personal finance is important to you and your students in FinLit Fanatics, the fast-growing teachers-only Facebook group.
  • Use NGPF’s Guide to Writing & Submitting an OpEd to write a passionate opinion editorial article and contact local media outlets to get it published!

The NGPF community is not only shaping students’ lives and futures but also helping so many educators to build confidence in ourselves regarding money. I feel so much more confident in making financial decisions as I understand so much more now, all because of the NGPF teacher community

Vandana
HIGH SCHOOL PERSONAL FINANCE TEACHER

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