It’s College Savings Month!
To support students and educators during September’s College Savings Month (and beyond), we’re teaming up with our Social Impact Partners to give you an array of digital resources focused on financial literacy for all ages. This selection of dynamic content gives younger students stepping stones for responsible financial decision-making and inspires older students to think critically about their college plans and financial goals.
Skill-Building & Awareness
It’s never too early to teach responsible money management! Use College Savings Month as an opportunity to introduce younger learners to financial literacy through programs like Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids by Jackson Charitable Foundation. Students and educators for grades K-6 can find engaging and fun finlit resources that provide the tools and practice to make informed decisions that support their future goals and dreams.
Personal Finance Support
Explore how to make personal finances culturally relevant and interesting in the professional learning series from Pathway to Financial Success in Schools, developed with Discover Financial Services. Through these real-world educator stories, teachers see firsthand the benefits financial education can have on students. Plus, find more resources that offer additional step-by-step navigation to guide students in grades 6-12 on their financial and personal missions.
Add some excitement to financial literacy with Discover Venture Valley, a program with the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. Discover Venture Valley empowers students in grades 6-12 to build financial and business basics through gamified learning as they take on the role of a budding entrepreneur in the new Venture Valley video game.
More College Planning Resources
Make family discussions about college planning easy with discussion guides from TGR EDU: Explore, a program with TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity. From finding the right college fit to navigating financial aid, these resources will help older students (grades 6-12) understand the various types of financial aid, navigate the application process and prioritize responsibilities for college admissions.