Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Money Smart has reached more than 3 million consumers since 2001. Research shows that the curriculum can positively influence how consumers manage their finances, and these changes are sustainable in the months after the training.
The FDIC will offer four information sessions to help teachers learn about how to use Money Smart in their classrooms. The sessions will feature experts from the FDIC and classrooms across the country. To participate, simply call the information below.
July 20 | 3 p.m. ET Participant passcode: 1962442 Dial in numbers: 312-470-7171 or 800-369-1961
July 25 | noon ET Participant passcode: 7286196 Dial in numbers: 210-839-8631 or 888-566-5777
In addition, two more comprehensive webinars are being planned to prepare educators who want to use Money Smart in the new school year. Registration details are being finalized for the Aug. 3 and 4 webinars. To get additional details and the link to sign up, email email@example.com.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Money Smart curriculum is available free of charge in several versions:
Four standards-aligned instructor-led curricula for young people – Money Smart for Grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12; including parent/caregiver resource guides available in English and Spanish. (learn more)
Instructor-led curricula for adults available in nine languages and Braille and large print versions for the visually impaired (learn more)
A stand-alone instructor-led module developed by the FDIC and CFPB that targets the needs of older adults (age 62 and older). Money Smart for Older Adults is available in English and Spanish.
A self-paced Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) format online for ages 13 and over in English and Spanish (learn more)
A portable audio (MP3) version, Money Smart Podcast Network in English and Spanish (learn more)
WHAT WE NEED
Superintendents, Principals and other Administrators: The FDIC would like to hear from school superintendents, principals, or other school leaders on how we can support educators in your schools using the Money Smart curriculum. Please firstname.lastname@example.org and describe where the curriculum could be used and the grade level range of the students.
Educators: The FDIC wants to hear from educators who use the curriculum on what worked well and what could be improved. We also are eager to hear about promising approaches you may have used to deliver the curriculum as we continue to develop implementation ideas to share with other educators. Please email@example.com to share your story with other educators.
To support educators, FDIC is also working with community partners and banks to help create hands-on programs, including youth savings accounts connected to financial education, for schools and communities.