ASPIRE Coordinators often wear many hats. We want to offer some great resources for those coordinators who find themselves supporting financial literacy (whether in a Future Ready or AVID classroom, in site seminars, or for events you plan to offer, etc.).
If you have not heard heard, Oregon’s Senate Bill 3 passed July 2023 (see bold print for changes) and now requires two additional high school courses to graduate. These additional courses require that high schools provide guidance on financial literacy and future career/college planning. While teachers will develop curriculum in these areas, we believe ASPIRE coordinators can assist the important work ahead by offering ASPIRE and partner resources to help prepare students for their future.
Whether students further their education in college or trade school, join the workforce, or choose a military path, the financial choices they make now (or in the near future) will affect the rest of their lives.
Enjoy the vetted list of financial literacy/wellness resources and please pass them along to counselors and teachers that support this important work!
Financial Smarts for Students
Jump$tart Coalition is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation’s youth for life-long financial success.
Next Gen Personal Finance
Next Gen Personal Finance provides extensive free resources to financial literacy tools and curriculum (lessons and resources) for high school and middle school educators. Educators also have access to virtual professional development modules. Next Gen Personal Finance is one of the leading providers of financial education curriculum in the nation. Learn more.
Get Ready for Life: Lifestyle – Money – Growth – Career
MillionStories Media is a free digital media YouTube Channel from the Singleton Foundation which encourages financial literacy and entrepreneurship education for Gen Z and Millennials. The platform uses short, creative videos to take the fear, boredom, and discomfort out of learning how to be financially competent and is great to use with students to inform and engage in career and college planning conversations. Learn more.
Some of ASPIRE’s picks for their Top MillionStories YouTube Playlists: