The Actuarial Foundation
WHAT WE DO:
The Actuarial Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a vision of an educated public in pursuit of a secure financial future. To achieve this vision, the Foundation develops the award-winning financial literacy curriculum resource, Building Your Future, for high school students. The Foundation also produces a multitude of mathematical supplemental materials for young students. All of these free resources and educational materials are distributed to U.S. teachers in both print and online versions.
The Building Your Future materials are available at: www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/youth/BuildingYourFuture.shtml
WHAT WE OFFER:
The Foundation offers unique, hands-on, engaging mathematic and financial literacy curriculum resources for grades 4-12. Teachers can use these free resources as an enhancement to their math curriculum. Building Your Future, recognized by the Institute for Financial Literacy with a 2010 EIFLE Award, is an engaging and relevant high-school financial literacy curriculum designed to help teens master the foundational elements of personal finance and to prepare them for life on their own. All of the Building Your Future books are classroom ready with a Teacher's Guide including handouts, answer keys, instruction and assessment suggestions, definitions and resources that align with National Council of Teacher of Mathematics and the Jump$tart Coalition’s National Standards for K-12 Personal Fi
WHAT WE NEED:
The Foundation’s goal is to promote the availability of its math and financial curriculum resources to every U.S. teacher. We seek strategic partners to help us in our outreach efforts to teachers, provide them with our materials and expand our existing math education programs or collaborate on new programs.
Updated for 2013, the Building Your Future series helps students easily grasp the essentials of personal finance, gives them multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make. The newest book in the series, Succeeding, focuses on the important decisions students make early on in their adult lives such as paying for college, choosing a career and making a living. The 2013 update addresses developing trends, such as the use of smart phones in banking and the increasing risk of identity theft, and to reflect the current tax and interest rate environment.
Eileen Streu, CAE
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy