This program is designed to help high school students take a critical look at their future financial responsibilities and the process of purchasing or renting a home. Students will learn how their behavior with money and credit in their teen years can have long-term consequences regarding their ability to rent or buy a home in the future.
Teachers can utilize the program to enhance their students’ everyday life & workplace skills.
The presentations highlight the importance of financial literacy and the critical timing of it in this economic condition. While it may be some time before students consider whether they will rent or buy, having a clear picture of the steps involved will help them make better financial decisions now. Teachers will have an opportunity to invite professionals in the real estate industry to help students understand that their actions have a direct impact on their adult lives. Not only do the students benefit from these wonderful lessons, but so do the teachers!
The “4 Key Financial Steps to Success” guide features four modules: Budgeting, Credit, Renting and Buying. The program also features an Essay Contest each semester where students have the opportunity to win scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge on the four key steps.
This outreach program has been in 29 schools and reached over 1,000 students for the past 8 years. Brochure