The next publish is one in a sequence of inspiring tales from NGPF’s Gold Customary Problem Grant Program which incentivizes excessive colleges and districts to decide to ALL college students taking private finance programs earlier than commencement. Study extra, and apply in your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Customary Problem Grant earlier than the August 31, 2022 deadline right here.
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Ashli Cheung is an educator at Fairhill Faculty in Dallas, Texas. Their college is the 146th recipient of the Gold Customary Problem grant. Right here is Ashli describing Fairhill’s journey to the Gold Customary.
Describe a tough timeline for a way you and/or your colleagues have been in a position to advocate for private finance to turn into a commencement requirement in your college/district. How lengthy did it take? What have been the foremost progress milestones?
We initially integrated monetary literacy as a part of our School and Profession Readiness Class. After studying extra data on NGPF’s Gold Customary Problem, we agreed that that is such an necessary subject. We regularly elevated monetary literacy content material in our CCR class. After many admin conferences and discussions, our semester course in Monetary Literacy was born. We’re so excited to have this necessary class as a part of our course providing and future commencement necessities!
What challenges did you encounter in your efforts to make private finance a commencement requirement, and what options did you discover for these challenges?
Our greatest challenges stem from constructing a brand new course and scheduling. We’re lucky and grateful for NGPF’s unimaginable curriculum and assets and purpose to create a Monetary Literacy course that engages our college students, builds and strengthens monetary abilities, and has a long-lasting and optimistic impression on our neighborhood.
What/who have been the “catalysts for change” that allowed your efforts to achieve success?
Our School and Profession Readiness trainer Ashli Cheung took an NGPF skilled improvement course just a few years in the past and it impressed her to start incorporating extra monetary literacy matters into her class. NGPF’s assets are extremely participating and have made monetary literacy a lot enjoyable for our college students! This 12 months, she acquired an e mail with data on the Gold Customary Problem. Studying extra about monetary literacy statistics made us notice the significance of together with monetary literacy as a full semester course. We’re trying ahead to including such an necessary course to our required course checklist and wish to thank NGPF for giving us the inspiration and instruments to make it potential!
Which stakeholders (college students, mother and father, admin, enterprise leaders, college board, and so on) have been useful companions in your quest to make the commencement requirement occur?
Our college leaders, administration, and college students every had a job in making this occur!