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Jump$tart: Financial Fridays - PwC empowering educators to teach financial literacy

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April 15, 2016 | Financial Fridays


At PwC, our purpose is tobuild trustin society andsolve important problems. One such problem we are working to solve is the high rate of financial illiteracy among young people. Recognizing that many young people lack the basicfinancial skills needed tosucceedin today’s society, PwC launched Earn Your Future (EYF), a five-year, $190 million commitment focused on helping students develop critical financial skills and providing educators with the resources and training to teach those skills.

PwC LLP and the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. each play a significant role in advancing financial literacy through firm contributions, the skills and time of our 46,000 people, and grant investments from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

  • Earn Your Future Curriculum: In collaboration with leading education specialists, PwC created a suite of 41 financial literacy and sustainability modules that educators, parents and/or mentors can use in schools and at home. The EYF lessons are available at no charge and cover fundamental topics including saving and investing, home buying, credit and debt, paying for college, and the stock market. The curriculum is also available in Spanish, French and Portuguese (
  • PwC Junior Achievement Build Your Future App: The Build Your Future mobile app, created by PwC and Junior Achievement, helps teens explore potential future income from a desired career and evaluate the cost of post-secondary education to help them make informed decisions.
  • TIME for Kids – Your $ magazine: The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.’s collaboration with TIME for Kids resulted in the launch of Your $ magazine, the first magazine aimed at teaching financial literacy to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in a fun and informative way, while meeting Common Core standards.
  • Online Assessment Center: The Online Assessment Center is a no-cost service, created in collaboration with the Council for Economic Education, where teachers can securely administer assessments, gain real-time data, and measure student knowledge and understanding of economic and personal finance concepts.

  • Earn Your Future Digital Lab: This month marked the launch of the PwC Charitable Foundation’s Earn Your Future Digital Lab, a no-cost, comprehensive financial literacy program designed for students in grades 3-12. Students learn personal finance concepts through innovative, self-paced modules featuring custom videos, animations, and interactive activities. Content is engaging, relevant and aligned with Council for Economic Education standards. The Lab currently offers eight self-paced financial literacy modules tailored for grades 9-12 and seven modules for grades 6-8. Additional modules for grades 3-5 will launch in fall 2016.
  • PwC-KWHS Seminars for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility:PwC and Knowledge@Wharton High School run an ongoing series of intensive professional development learning experiences to deepen educators’ knowledge and confidence in teaching business and financial literacy. Applications for the upcoming seminar in Chicago, IL, Aug. 1-3, are now being accepted online.

Ana Mittal

Each week, aJump$tart National Partneris featured in our Financial Fridays newsletter.Financial Fridays was designed to familiarize and connect Jump$tart national partners with each other, to facilitate collaboration and cooperation in the financial literacy effort. For more information on becoming a partner, contact Jump$tart President and CEOLaura Levine.

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