About Our Partner
The UChicago Financial Education Initiative seeks to empower all individuals to navigate the financial system with confidence, make informed and reasoned financial decisions throughout their lives, and realize long-term financial well-being. They believe a comprehensive approach to improving financial education is essential. The foundation of their work is based on five pillars: research, advocacy, materials, systemic supports, and partnerships.
Not all students have access to quality financial education that teaches them to be critical decision-makers instead of pliant consumers. The UChicago Financial Education Initiative seeks to change this. Watch their video to learn more.
Moving Financial Literacy Forward
Approaching financial education with the same rigor as core subjects
- The finEDge high-school curriculum is a comprehensive, researched-based, iterative approach to financial education that puts the interests of students first.
Expanding student access
- The Teacher Toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on reaching out to your education officials about the need for a quality financial education curriculum and offers materials and templates for outreach. Download the Teacher Toolkit here.
Translating research into practice
- You’re invited! UChicago is hosting a Tweet Chat, as part of their #FinEdForward series, where they will be discussing what systemic barriers exist in the financial system, how they impact finances, and why acknowledging them in financial education is critical. Mark your calendars for March 30th at 4:00pm ET! Use #FinEdForward and follow @FinEdInitiative to join the conversation.
Jump$tart Clearinghouse Links:
- Characteristics of High-Quality Financial Education Curriculum
- Teacher Toolkit for Expanding Student Access to Financial Education
- Talking Cents
Unique opportunity for teachers: Participate in a special finEDge cohort during the 2021-22 school year. finEDge is a comprehensive, single-semester program designed to prepare high school students to navigate financial decisions with confidence. Teachers will receive materials, professional development and ongoing support at no cost. Learn more here.
Digital Games: The UChicago team developed digital games to enhance the finEDge curriculum materials. The initiative is examining the impact of educational video games on content knowledge, attitudes, and decision-making. The games will be available beginning in the 2021-22 school year for teachers using finEDge.
Connect With University of Chicago
- Subscribe to our newsletter for more information
- Follow @FinEdInitiative for the latest tweets from the Initiative
- Like the Initiative’s Facebook page
- Follow the Initiative’s LinkedIn page
- Learn more about the UChicago Financial Education Initiative
- Learn more about finEDge
Tweet this: Calling all #FinEd advocates! Join @FinEdInitiative on March 30th for a #FinEdForward Tweet Chat discussing what systemic barriers exist in the financial system, how they impact finances, and why acknowledging them in #financialeducation is critical.