FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR FUTURE LEADERS
PBL CURRICULUM FOR Grades 3 – 12
In our Financial Wellness course, our youth will gain insights into the essence of a 'prosperity mindset'. How do successful individuals shape their financial behaviors? This program, tailored specifically for younger learners, seamlessly integrates financial knowledge, career aspirations, and savings techniques. Through this, we aim to empower them to foster a beneficial bond with money and cultivate an achievement-oriented mindset. Beyond financial skills, our community-focused projects inspire youth to act with empathy, offering aid to others in need in their neighborhoods.
In this engaging and influential program, youth will:
- Clarify their values.
- Articulate their dreams and goals.
- Explore potential career paths that align with their passion, purpose, and skills.
- Develop habits that lead to personal success.
- Learn about money, bank accounts, credit and debit cards, credit scores, buying vs. leasing cars, renting vs. buying homes.
- Learn about college preparation and financial aid.
- Learn money management and investment strategies.
- Write a resume and a cover letter.
- Articulate the kind of lifestyle they want to live.
- Explore what income and type of career that lifestyle will require.
- Create and implement a project that benefits their community, aligns with their values and goals, and with one of the United Nations’
- Sustainable Development Goals.
- Create a video documenting their process and presenting their project.
- Present the video at the culminating event.
- Engage with professional mentors.
- Develop leadership and creative problem-solving skills.
PROCESSES & ACTIVITIES
- Conducting online research.
- Developing PowerPoint presentations.
- Presenting findings to peers.
- Learning about money, budgeting, and investing.
- Learning video production and editing skills.
- Learning basic digital graphic design skills.
- Setting and achieving personal goals.
COURSE OUTLINE FOR EDUCATORS
Curriculum Fundamentals Training
- Introduction to Empowering Minds PBL Curricula
- Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Effective Facilitation
- An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
- PBLWorks Gold Standards
- Introduction & Facilitation Training
- Knowledge Assessment
Financial Literacy for Future Leaders PBL Curriculum
- Facilitator's Guide
- Prezi Presentation
- Evaluation Rubric
- Student's Final Project Example
All our PBL curricula contain a career pathway component, which helps youth explore career options in various industries.
REAL WORLD LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Your students will participate in the virtual Symposium where they will present their projects to professionals & business owners.
Your high school students will get the opportunity to participate in Youth Entrepreneurship Annual Competition.
MENTORSHIP & COACHING
Your students will also get a chance to receive coaching and mentorship from professionals & business owners and also valuable feedback.
Youth will learn to use Canva which is a free-to-use online graphic design tool used create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more.
Youth will learn to use Prezi, a web-based tool for creating presentations which uses different media types to help make whatever is being shown as engaging as possible.
Youth will learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that empowers you to create clean slideshow presentations and intricate pitch decks.
Youth will learn to create and edit videos using tools like Windows Movie Maker, adding music and record presentations and PSA as a group or as an individual.
Step-by-step Prezi Guide (Lesson Plans)
WHAT FACILITATORS AND STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
“Excellent - creating real-life / real-world scenarios and projects that pull from community and societal issues.”
— Financial Literacy PBL Curriculum Facilitator
“I gained knowledge about financial literacy and learned to improve my skills and my ability to communicate with others through group projects.”
— Financial Literacy PBL Curriculum Student
Youth Team Presentation
The youth team presented their project under the Financial Literacy module during our annual Symposium. Industry partners and experts gave students feedback for their projects. We are so proud of our young people!