WHAT WE DO:
The FoolProof Foundation provides the Walter Cronkite Project, a web-driven curriculum, to all teachers at no cost. The curriculum teaches young people the importance of using caution, questioning sellers, and relying on independent research before spending money.
In 2014, high school students alone made over 24 million page views of the curriculum.
FoolProof programs were developed by consumer advocates, teachers, and students, not by marketers.
“We believe it is our realistic and frank messaging that has made FoolProof so popular with students and teachers,” said FoolProof founder Will deHoo. “We look forward to thousands of new teachers joining the FoolProof initiative in 2015.”
Unique endorsements: The FoolProof web-driven curriculum is currently the only financial literacy curriculum in the United States that is endorsed by both the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Consumer Federation of America.
The involvement of Walter Cronkite: Walter Cronkite is the reason FoolProof exists. Mr. Cronkite, an American broadcast journalist, was actively involved in the founding of FoolProof, and remained a promoter and supporter of its efforts for the rest of his active life. His family continues to support The FoolProof Foundation mission to provide teachers a curriculum that is driven by advocacy for the student, not by hidden marketing agendas.
WHAT WE OFFER:
FoolProof messages are realistic and frank.
The FoolProof Foundation provides four separate curriculums: All curriculums feature young people as teachers, and rely on more than 100 interactive videos.
WHAT WE NEED:
The FoolProof Foundation needs advocates. If you believe students need to be taught realistic and frank messages about the realities of money—and if you believe students need to be taught how to think critically about money decisions—your help is needed. Send teachers and school administrators to www.foolproofteacher.com.
Key updates to the curriculum and to the teacher website:
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