Teach Teens about Financial Literacy! (Rock County area)

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SecureFutures

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Teens in our community need financial guidance and skills. Too often they are left to learn the hard way about the importance of budgeting, savings, banking and credit.

You can be part of the solution for teens as a volunteer in our Money Sense program. Every year, Money Sense brings hundreds of volunteers from the local community into high school classrooms to lead lessons on financial basics that truly make a positive impact on the lives and behaviors of teens.
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The Money Sense program consists of 3 lessons (budgeting & saving, managing a bank account, credit). Each lesson is about 90 minutes long and takes place in a classroom setting (whether at a local high school or community based organization). Students learn through hands-on activities, group discussions, role-play games, and videos. Volunteers lead the presentation, drive discussions, and guide students through activities.

We provide our volunteer instructors with everything they need to be successful in the classroom! No experience is necessary, but a basic understanding of money management concepts is helpful (how to budget and save, how to manage a checking account, how to using credit responsibly). We will provide the training, curriculum, and materials. We encourage professionals from all industries to volunteer. The most important thing is that you are passionate about working with teens!
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The time commitment for this opportunity is small. You must be able to:

  • commit to deliver at least one full set of lessons per year (about 5 hours of classroom time, usually spread over 3-6 weeks)
  • attend a 2 hour in-person or webinar training, or complete online training (about 1 hour)

Once you sign up as a volunteer through the SecureFutures website, you will start to receive email notifications of upcoming opportunities, which are scheduled year-round. When an opportunity fits into your schedule, simply reply to the email!

Interested? Click the I WANT TO HELP button or go straight to our website and complete an application.

Visit our website to learn more and fill out a volunteer application: https://securefutures.org/

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About SecureFutures

Location:

710 N. Plankinton Ave, Suite 1400, Milwaukee, WI 53203, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: Provide financial literacy programs and resources that empower teens to make sound financial decisions. Our vision: Build strong communities where students and their families make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial future.

Description

SecureFutures (formerly Make A Difference - Wisconsin) is a nonprofit agency founded in 2006 by area financial leader Lloyd Levin to bring together businesses, professionals and educators on the challenge of providing a solid financial education to every Wisconsin teenager.

Since, SecureFutures programs have reached more than 77,000 teens through our proven, measurable and timely lessons that prepare 16-to-18-year olds on a range of real-life money matters before they enter adulthood. This school year we plan to reach more than 9,000 students through our vision of improved teenage financial education shared by 400 dedicated volunteers, more than 100 schools and youth organizations, and thousands of community-minded supporters.

Volunteers are critical to our teen financial empowerment movement, and provide a lifeline for youth and a classroom complement for educators. All volunteers are trained and work from a proven financial literacy curriculum. If you believe every teen in the Milwaukee area deserves to feel confident and capable when it comes to personal finance, then join our movement by signing up today.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

High school classrooms in WisconsinJanesville, WI 53545

(42.73281,-89.02749)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 hours/year (including training)
  • Training is required. Online training and webinars are available.

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