Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a nonprofit organization, has a simple mission: To revolutionize the teaching of personal finance in all schools and to improve the financial lives of the next generation of Americans.
Founded in 2014, NGPF serves more than 5,000 educators in all 50 states, who rely on NGPF’s comprehensive website as their “one-stop” source for personal finance resources, professional development and advocacy. All curricular resources and services provided by NGPF are delivered at NO COST (and always will be!).
NEW NGPF Online Bank Simulation (beta version): Teachers told NGPF they wanted a way for students to learn to manage an online bank account. They listened and built one. Accessing it is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Sign up for an NGPF Teacher Account (go to www.ngpf.org, upper right, Create Free Account).
- If you already have an NGPF Teacher Account, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject “Jump$tart Financial Fridays” and they will let you know how you can access the simulation.
- Select “Jump$tart Financial Fridays” as your Referral source during the sign-up process.
- Within one business day, you will receive an email from NGPF with a link to the online bank simulation AND an accompanying activity.
Short Courses: We know that many educators don’t have the luxury of a semester course to teach key personal finance concepts (If you do have that luxury, check out NGPF’s Semester Course). NGPF recently launched repackaged curriculum so now you have a turnkey solution based on the amount of time you have to teach:
Interactives: Students learn by doing…NGPF has more than 40 interactives curated from the web that will engage your students. And they just created activities for all of these games so now you can just “grab and go” from their Interactive Library. Check out their latest, PAYBACK, which teaches students how to manage student debt (as well as their focus, connections and happiness) and was featured in the NY Times.
Question of the Day: Save time by using NGPF’s Question of the Day! Do you like to start your class with some mystery by asking a question to get students engaged? Here’s a collection of more than 140 Questions of the Day sorted by unit. These questions come in three parts: an engaging question, the answer and follow-up questions designed to keep the conversation going.
WHAT WE OFFER
Personal Finance Curriculum for High School or College Students: Next Gen Personal Finance offers a fully customizable (they use Google Docs) curriculum organized into 12 units, that high school and college educators use to teach everything from a single class period to a full year course. Their well-structured lessons contain current “best of” the internet resources, curated by educators, and enhanced by NGPF original discussion prompts, activities, projects and assessment questions.
Personal Finance Supplemental Materials: For the experienced teacher who already has an established curriculum, NGPF offers a comprehensive and well-curated bank of supplemental resources that are easy to implement in your classroom, including:
- Activity Bank [150+]
- Common Core-aligned Project Bank [60+]
- Original Case Studies 
- Data Crunch worksheets 
- Video Library [300+]
- Interactive Library [40 with activity worksheets]
- Fine Print  teaches students to interpret financial documents
- Assessment Bank containing multiple choice questions [800+ and pre- and post-tests]
NGPF constantly adds and updates these resources so you (and your students) have the most current and up-to-date information available.
Professional Development for Personal Finance Educators: We want every personal finance educator to be confident in the classroom and pride ourselves on offering a full suite of FREE professional development services, including:
- An online Professional Learning Community, where educators collaborate to provide customized feedback to each other.
- Monthly newsletters and surveys delivered straight to your inbox.
- Daily NGPF blog posts with a new Question of the Day EVERYDAY along with other current events you can bring to your students.
- The NGPF podcast is a great way to build your content knowledge by listening to conversations with educators and domain experts.
- Monthly webinars provide teaching strategies and highlight trends in personal finance.
- Workshops and sponsorships of conferences around the country (more than 30 events in 2017!).
- One day NGPF FinCamps (video) engage educators as they curate resources, brush up on their content knowledge and collaborate with passionate peers. Provided at no cost, contact Laura at email@example.com to bring a FinCamp to your community.
WHAT WE NEED
- Take our How Do Finance Teachers Use Social Media survey to share your insights while also getting a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
- Looking to advocate at your school to expand student access to financial education? NGPF has just the tools you need. Visit the #FinHero sectionof the website or reach out to Christian, NGPF’s Advocacy leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Looking to advocate for your financial education in your school, district or state? NGPF has all the tools you need in their #FinHero toolkit.