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.
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
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
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
With FREE Curriculum and Teacher PD, the NGPF community has removed many of the barriers to establishing a new personal finance elective.
DON'T REINVENT THE WHEEL
You have the tools. You have the power. Launch a new personal finance elective.
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.
- 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
- Customize NGPF’s Parent Newsletter Templates to encourage multi-generational conversations about personal finance in your community.
- Deliver a personal finance parent workshop for your students and their loved ones. Use NGPF’s parent event planning template to get started.
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.
- Create a student volunteer group that teaches after-school programs for Middle School students in personal finance concepts.
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: