Financial Footings introduces youth to the world of personal finance.

Financial Footings is divided into two levels that include specific activities and learning objectives:

Grades K-2
Taught by students' classroom teachers.

Students are introduced to coins and dollar bills, the connection between working and earning money, discerning needs from wants, and the role of banks and credit unions.
Grades 3-6
Taught by a Financial Beginnings volunteer.

Students learn a brief history of money, supply and demand, how to create a budget, how to utilize banks/credit unions, and how credit and interest works.

Topics Covered:

Money Matters
What Money Is / Supply & Demand /
Trading & Bartering / Producers & Consumers
Manage It
Goals / Taxes / Budgets /
Need vs. Wants / Types of Income
Get Banked
Interest / Savings Accounts / Checking Accounts / Managing Accounts / Banks vs. Credit Unions
Smart Future
Loans / Interest / Credit Scores /
Credit Reports / Credit vs. Debit Cards
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Full-Service Approach to Program Delivery

State Education Standards

Curriculum meets state standards and is designed using national best practices.

Trained Volunteer Presenters

Industry professionals are trained to teach engaging lessons and activities from Step 2 programming. These presenters can truly connect with youth by delivering a relevant program.

No-Cost Learning Materials

Participants are provided a resource guide filled with valuable financial lessons to use during sessions and to take home for continued learning and application. All materials are provided at no cost to schools or participants.

Simple Registration

Schools and community groups schedule programming online to fit their needs. Financial Beginnings takes care of the rest.

The Financial Footings program covers four important topics, usually broken into four 1-hour sessions, which can be scheduled to fit each teacher's needs. In addition to financial education, students are left with a message of responsibility and a solid footing for a bright financial future.

What We Provide

We provide all students with a copy of the curriculum and all necessary supplemental materials, which will be sent to the school directly, prior to the program. It is our job to make teachers' work easier; we handle all the details and offer a program that enhances the standards-based math and life-skills teachers are already teaching.