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In-School Services include our Discovery and Financial Literacy programs which are designed to enrich the education of students in under-served communities and provide access to information which will prepare them for the future through career exploration, college readiness and financial literacy.The programs are provided to students, during the school day, in partnership with schools and teachers as a supplement to their curriculum. Where it is not possible to incorporate the programs into the regular school day, they can be utilized as after-school programs.

The Discovery Program helps students learn about education and career options and helps them understand how they can create the futures they want for themselves, while keeping them on the path to graduation. The program is for students in grades K-12 and is divided into three sections, Anchor, High School Orientation and Higher Ed Prep. The curriculum includes a self-assessment test for students to discover their natural strengths and abilities. The Anchor program for grades K-5 helps students build a solid foundation learning and supports students in strengthening fundamental reading, writing and basic math skills. High School Orientation, for grades 6-8 helps students learn critical thinking skills, and works with them to develop leadership skills through group projects. Higher Ed Prep., for students in grades 9-12 focuses on helping each student discover the options and paths that are best for them after they graduate high school. Students in the middle and high school programs can take an additional self-test to help them identify careers and occupations that match their interests, strengths and abilities.

For information about the Discovery program or to learn how to get the program for your school, please contact us or download the request form. (Downloads in Adobe Acrobat)        Discovery Request Form

RISE Program for Schools

The Financial Literacy & Capability program is designed to teach students financial terminology, basic money management, how the financial system works, the responsible use of credit and debt, as well as basic investing (including understanding retirement accounts). Students learn the role money and finances play in everyday life and how to apply this knowledge to their futures. Classes are taught using a variety of interactive, age appropriate materials and different types of media.

The elementary program teaches about money, how it is made (physically) and earned, and the history of financial systems. This program also teaches the basics of saving and spending money.

The middle school program is designed to help students learn about needs vs. wants, and how they relate to financial stability. This section covers an overview of financial markets and investing from a beginner’s perspective; and gives an overview of the basics of banking and the differences between various types of financial instruments (i.e. cash, checks, credit cards, etc..) This program emphasizes learning to control spending and how to budget for larger expenses and wants.

The high school program has a strong focus on incorporating the topics and skills from the middle school section and helping students translate that into real-world experience, so they are prepared to enter the adult world ready to manage their finances in a responsible manner. The section spends more time helping students learn how to create a budget, and understand interest and financial instruments such as loans (mortgages, automobile and school), and understanding why it’s important to begin saving for retirement and the different vehicles they can use to save, including investing.

Our Financial Literacy program is designed to build a solid foundation of financial knowledge, give each student confidence using money, and learn how to avoid scams and unnecessary pitfalls when they become adults.  Financial Literacy Request Form                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

High School Orientation
Higher Ed. Prep for grades 9-12

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