WHAT WE DO:
The Actuarial Foundation (TAF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, develops, funds and executes education and research programs that serve the public by harnessing the talents of actuaries. The bulk of the Foundation's work involves K-12 education in the areas of math and personal finance, and it has launched a variety of initiatives designed to help teachers engage and educate their students in these areas. In addition, the Foundation supports consumer education, particularly around cost of living and life preparedness and retirement education, as well as scholarly initiatives within the field. TAF is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.
WHAT WE OFFER:
As a not-for-profit organization working on behalf of actuaries across the country, we represent a direct link between students in grades K-12 and a highly skilled profession with an interest in math and financial literacy. We manage a number of outreach programs, including:
More information on youth education programs can be found at http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/youth_education.shtml
WHAT WE NEED:
As a mission-driven not-for-profit organization, The Actuarial Foundation provides its resources to teachers and students either free or at cost. We are looking for partners with established outreach and distribution channels to help us get these resources into the hands of the teachers and students who can benefit from them.
The Actuarial Foundation has recently published Building Your Future, an engaging and relevant personal financial literacy curriculum designed to help high school teens master the elements of personal finance and help them to prepare for life after high school. The curriculum resource, available in print and electronic formats, addresses the following subjects:
Building Your Future helps students easily grasp the essentials of personal finance, gives them multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make. Each chapter is classroom-ready with a Teacher's Guide that provides handouts and answer keys, instruction and assessment suggestions, definitions and additional resources and aligns to national mathematics and personal financial education standards.
To celebrate the release of Building Your Future, the Actuarial Foundation gave away 2,000 sets of the printed curriculum to teachers who requested them. The resource will continue to be available online at no cost through October 31, 2009; after that date, copies of Building Your Future can be ordered at a nominal cost.
For more information on Building Your Future, or to download a PDF copy of this resource (through October 31, 2009), visit: http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/youth/BuildingYourFuture.shtml
Eileen C. Streu, Executive Director
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy