Program History 

FITMONEY WAS CREATED BY A GROUP OF EDUCATORS, BUSINESS EXECUTIVES, AND PARENTS WHO SEE A NEED FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND LASTING APPROACH TO BUILDING FINANCIAL LITERACY.

The team came together to build a free K-12 curriculum that connects financial literacy concepts, public school curriculum, and real-world financial experience to empower youth with the knowledge and skills that can lead to better financial outcomes. By integrating the free FitMoney curriculum into the Common Core, we see an opportunity to maximize impact, replicability, and long-term sustainability while minimizing the need for additional resources.

FitMoney launched in September 2016 to 350 fourth graders in North Andover Massachusetts public schools. Our program served 1,600 students in four MA school districts in the 2017/18 school year. Our model is being built to replicate across MA and the nation.

 

How is FitMoney Different from Other Financial Literacy Programs?

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Leadership

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Robin Kahn was formerly Senior Vice President of Marketing at a Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Vice President of Strategic Programs at Fidelity Investments, strategy consultant at Accenture, and equity research associate at Kidder Peabody & Co. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and MBA from Columbia Business School.

Board of Directors

Cynthia Fisher, President is Founder and Managing Director of WaterRev, LLC. Previously, she was Founder and CEO of ViaCord and Founder and President of ViaCell. Fisher holds a B.S. in Biophysics from Ursinus College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is on the board of the Boston Beer Company, Easterly Government Properties, and Water.org. Fisher is an Advisory Board Member of the Harvard Medical School Discovery Advisory Council and the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. 

Mark Williams, Treasurer is an academic, financial author, and risk management expert. He is a finance faculty member at Boston University where he teaches courses in banking, risk management, and capital markets. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Delaware and MBA from Boston University. 

Kathleen Choi is the Managing Editor of The District Management Journal focused on public school management issues. She holds a M.P.P. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and an A.B. from Harvard College.

Robert Kane teaches business at Newton North High School. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Scranton, a Master’s in Exercise, Leisure, and Sport from Kent State University, and a Post Baccalaureate in Business Education from Kent State University.

Jennifer Price is Superintendent of North Andover Public Schools. She was the former principal of Newton North High School. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Princeton University.