Financial Education Solutions
Financial Literacy Curriculum for Middle and High Schools
The SUCCESS Program is a financial literacy curriculum based on short, engaging videos that students actually understand and enjoy watching. In other words, after watching the video, the students "get it" and are inspired to take action towards doing things like opening a bank account and making a budget. The SUCCESS Program is designed for middle schools and for grades nine and ten of high schools, and an annual site license can be purchased here.
Getting on the Students' Level
Unlike other financial literacy curricula that teach at the student and come across as preachy and boring, The SUCCESS Program teaches to the students by getting down to their level and putting things in terms that they understand. No, that doesn't mean dumbing things down; doing that usually results in taking out the interesting parts, as is evident in many other financial literacy curricula. What that does mean is articulating the complex in an orderly sequence and in relation to things that students already understand. Our videos use slang, slapstick humor, and tell things like they are (you'll hear things like "that's bunk" multiple times). Additionally, lessons are designed to appeal to multiple intelligences and have components that reach the learning style of each student.
The SUCCESS Program is the easiest to use financial literacy curriculum on the market. You will receive PDF copies of the lesson plans and student resources, of which you can make an unlimited number of copies, and the videos are played back through our website. Completely web based and hassle free. Click here to download a sample lesson.
The SUCCESS Program is directly correlated to state and national financial literacy standards. Our product is featured on the Jump$tart Clearinghouse, and our founder and owner was featured on a recent segment of the PBS television program BizKid$. One association we are proud not to have is a partnership with a financial institution. Unlike many financial literacy curricula, ours was not produced by a major bank, brokerage, or insurance company, and as a result, the lessons are not designed to sell any particular financial product.
Success is also being featured on the website of Action Publishing. Action Publishing provides customized student planners, and we are working with them to develop a financial literacy student planner insert. Check out their website at www.actionagendas.com.