OUR MODEL COMBINES CLASSROOM LEARNING WITH SAVING AND WORK TO build ENDURING FINANCIAL CAPABILITY IN YOUTH. WE empower PARENTS AND TEACHERS to become ROLE MODELS through education and saving.
We believe it is important to begin teaching financial literacy early and reinforce yearly to BUILD ENDURING COMPETENCE IN MONEY MATTERS.
Our free financial literacy program includes lower school through high school instruction. Students receive approximately six hours of targeted class time in elementary school via a mix of interactive learning and life-skills exercises. Our modular middle school and high school curriculum can be taught in flexible formats in one semester, one year or more.
To encourage adoption and keep costs low, our ready-to-teach curriculum is Common Core aligned and requires little additional class time. Teacher training is provided at no cost to schools as well.
We are helping schools develop strategies to provide financial literacy education to parents and teachers through local resources. Our goal is to encourage adults to adopt sound financial habits, take full advantage of college savings and retirement programs, and control their financial outcomes.
WE MUST INSTILL A STRONG WORK ETHIC IN YOUTH TO EMPOWER THEM TO EARN AND MANAGE THEIR FINANCIAL FUTURES.
By reinforcing the value of work early, we can help children understand how they can earn money to achieve their financial goals and become self-sufficient. FitMoney will incorporate at least one lesson plan in each grade that focuses on working and earning. Potential lessons include exploring careers, starting a business, and creating an economy system in the classroom with jobs and expenses.
We provide PRACTICAL AND MOTIVATING WAYS TO SAVE SO FAMILIES CAN FEEl empowered to own their financial outcomes.
Financial literacy has increased in importance as living expenses and debt levels rise, income disparity grows, and college costs skyrocket. With dwindling government aid, longer life spans, and the growing complexity of investment and borrowing options, many are unequipped to handle important financial decisions.
FitMoney helps schools build programs that leverage local banks to encourage students to save regularly. FitMoney also offers families an opportunity to save for college and career training by opening a my529 (formerly Utah Educational Savings Plan). We currently offer a one-time $50 matching contribution to eligible families who open a my529 and make deposits totaling at least $50 by the end of the school year.